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when i type in face book the words dont come out as fast as im typing

Q: when i type in face book the words dont come out as fast as im typing

running xp on an ibm T21 here

on a few sites, particularly facebook, ive noyticed when im typing in a chat box or email their is substantial lag on the characters actually coming out,
its not hapening on your site

so what could this be please?

i do type quite fast, for a non secretary

but sometimes i have to wait for upto a minut for it to catch up?

have i got a bug?

any help greatly appreciatedet my head round this one

thanks again

i am quite computer savvy, but cant g

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A: when i type in face book the words dont come out as fast as im typing

Depends on the site, Folks on facebook are slower so you have to type that way!
Just kidding. I find that older pc's with slow processors and lower ram are taxed with XP and good security measures running to the point of your type of problem showing up. How much do you have running at once? Have you tried Chromium browser (google chrome in windows), it might be a bit leaner. Are you running multiple chat programs at once? Can you try a chat program, just one, that will communicate with various others and not have multiples running at once, might help.

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Gazher said:





Good day PC masters/expert/etc, can I ask something? about my computer, the cmos battery of my motherboard just last with in a week what should I do? need some help or tips, thanks a lot

-gazClick to expand...

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Analyzer is saying that my MTU is 1460, but in my router and in my NIC it is 1500Click to expand...

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A:Internet is slow in LAN but fast in Wi-Fi

Problem solved...

after running combo fix..its fine now..i will post the log here.but what is cause of this problem


ComboFix 10-11-14.04 - sri 11/15/2010 23:45:04.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2095 [GMT 5.5:30]
Running from: c:\users\sri\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Resident AV is active

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\windows\system32\secustat.dat

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-10-15 to 2010-11-15 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-11-15 18:21 . 2010-11-15 18:21 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2010-11-15 18:03 . 2010-11-15 18:03 301568 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\cmd.execf
2010-11-15 05:27 . 2010-11-15 15:51 -------- d-----w- c:\users\sss
2010-11-14 18:42 . 2010-11-14 18:42 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Switch Off
2010-11-13 05:18 . 2010-11-13 05:18 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft Help
2010-11-13 01:54 . 2010-11-13 01:54 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Office Genuine Advantage
2010-11-12 15:12 . 2010-11-12 15:12 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\FlashGet Network
2010-11-12 13:49 . 2010-11-12 13:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\WinPcap
2010-11-12 13:49 . 2010-11-12 13:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\URLSnooper2
2010-11-12 13:49 . 2010-11-12 13:49 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\DonationCoder
2010-11-12 12:58 . 2010-10-18 04:11 6146896 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{EE4859BC-26EC-443A-A815-66EC6FC04319}\mpengine.dll
2010-11-11 04:24 . 2010-11-11 04:24 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\PDF Writer
2010-11-11 04:23 . 2009-07-14 01:15 90624 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\HPZPPWN7.DLL
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-11-11 04:21 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Bullzip
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2008-10-30 17:45 227840 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzFlRdr.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2008-07-09 18:49 103424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzDCT.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-09-27 09:57 135168 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzpdfc.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-09-27 09:58 196096 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bzpdf.dll
2010-11-11 04:21 . 2010-11-11 04:21 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bullzip
2010-11-11 04:21 . 1999-05-06 18:30 140288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.OCX
2010-11-10 15:54 . 2010-11-10 15:54 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\TeamViewer
2010-11-10 15:13 . 2010-11-14 15:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Garena
2010-11-10 14:58 . 2009-11-03 08:37 679936 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\D3DX81ab.dll
2010-11-10 14:58 . 2009-11-03 08:37 1970176 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3dx9.dll
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2010-11-09 17:34 . 2010-11-09 17:34 -------- d-----w- C:\extensions
2010-11-09 17:33 . 2010-11-09 17:33 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\UseNeXT
2010-11-09 17:32 . 2010-11-09 17:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\uTorrent
2010-11-09 16:17 . 2010-11-14 13:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Cheat Engine
2010-10-31 08:11 . 2010-10-31 08:11 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\GRETECH
2010-10-31 07:59 . 2010-10-31 07:59 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\Sun
2010-10-30 09:15 . 2010-10-30 09:16 -------- d-----w- C:\Downloads
2010-10-30 07:27 . 2010-01-25 21:18 13952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\urfltwlh.sys
2010-10-29 16:45 . 2010-11-14 14:23 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ESET
2010-10-28 17:25 . 2010-10-28 17:25 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\VideoLAN
2010-10-28 16:10 . 2010-10-28 16:10 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\EA GAMES
2010-10-28 15:31 . 2010-10-28 15:31 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Kaspersky Lab Setup Files
2010-10-28 14:54 . 2010-10-28 15:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\EA SPORTS
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Are you on Windows 7
Download Advanced System Care Free
Press the Care Button (this does it all automatically)
Did it find and fix your problem.

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Three issues: Cost, size, and speed.
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No magic bullet I m afraid. A few things to check:-

Do any usb devices work ?

Do the drive configure ok - on a another PC

Bear in mind that detection on some USB devices - can take a while, - this may be worse on a older or slower computer.

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i have dual core 3.11Ghz and when i run high end game on my computer my cpu speed drop and back up it continue until i quit.Click to expand...

I don't understand.

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Hey I really have no hear such problem before. It a really very serious problem. I think the activation code which you are going to enter is incorrect. Not only 'z' key is working what about another keys. I think it will be your installing or CD from which you are installing problem. You have to try it from another CD.
 

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Halo3recon said:





I was playing a game that i bought. I got bored and quit the game. Then i turned it offf. An hour later the net book won't turn on. I tried taking out the battery and the AC plug and holdong the power button. My Netbook is a EEE PC 1000HD Plz Help T_TClick to expand...

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What is your hardware...
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Here is a link to it.

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Do you have a friend that can explain this in better English? I have no clue to what you are asking
 

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A:WD My Book EHD Failure?

See USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates
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A:Laptop type

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A:Cursor skips to another portion of text when typing

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'TOUCHPAD and MOUSE POINTER ? TO CUSTOMIZE
Right click Desktop to open Personalize
Go to: BUTTONS
BUTTON CONFIGURATION
Select: Right Handed or Left Handed
DOUBLE CLICK SPEED: I set the slider to the slowest setting ( if too fast, double clicks won?t open files)
Click Lock: Select this if you want it
POINTER OPTIONS:
MOTION:
Select a POINTER SPEED: I set mine at the fastest ? makes the touchpad fly (This technically controls the mouse buttons, but makes also touchpad feel faster)
Check: Enhance pointer precision
Visibility: check: Hide pointer while typing
DEVICE SETTINGS:
Click on the SETTINGS tab:
First, click on Overview to open the tree and read the overview of the controls.
TAPPING: If you want to be able to tap on your touch pad, set the controls for Tapping, tap and drag, and tap zones.
BUTTONS: Double click on Buttons to open the tree and set the controls:
Left ButtonAction: Primary Click
Right Buton Zction: Secondary Click
VIRTUAL SCROLLING: Double click on Virtual Scrolling to open the tree and set the controls:
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LONG DISTANCE SCROLLING
Check Enable coasting, if you want that option, and Enable Edge Motion when scrolling
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Adjust SCROLLING REGION
SCROLLING SELECTION: I checked: Scroll item under pointer (for a broader scrolling area)
EDGE MOTION: Select the Edge Motion you want. I chose Perform Edge Motion when pointing and dragging
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Constrained Motion, Slow Motion and Sticky Borders: Select some or all of these if you want them
SENSITIVITY: Double click on Sensitivity to open the tree and set the controls:
Double click on + to open tree
PALM CHECK: I left my Palm Check at the default spot , near center but a little toward Maximum (if mouse gets irratic, increase toward Maximum) If mouse is not responsive to certain clicks, decrease toward Minimum)
TOUCH SENSITIVITY:
Light Touch ? I set my toward the most sensitive -- all the way toward Light Touch
Click on Apply, and then OK.'
 

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Power - The main power button does not work. I can get the pc to power on by taking the battery out, unplugging the power cord from the back, then plugging it back in. If the battery is in or the pc has been shut down without the battery installed and with the power cord in, the pushing the power button does not power on the pc.

Please let me know how I can approach fixing these problems.
 

A:Spilled water on laptop, keyboard typing by itself/incorrectly/NAA and power issues

and the laptop is HP? anyway, we need the model name.
what would you do if you spilled some liquid on keyboard?
1. shut off the unit immediately!(that means, plug out AC cord and battery as faster as you can).
2. turn it upside down(if it's possible open it and lay it on the table upside down, thus the liquid won't spill LCD module).
3. after some time, start to disassemble it fully and clean inside the laptop.

in your case, the liquid is already damaged power chains inside the laptop, and you'll have to fully disassemble it and clean!
 

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A:WD my book will not install

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Does anyone know of a 16GB or larger drive which is as fast or faster than :

Read speed: 34MB/s
Write speed: 27MB/s

Which was my FlashVoyager GT 8GB which is now in need of replacement.

Thanks!
 

A:USB Drive As Fast or Faster than 8GB FlashVoyager GT

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