MS Word pauses

By pcs ·
While typing the user experiences pauses in MS Word, i.e. they are typing and look up at the screen and see that the typed letters have stopped appearing. Sometimes after waiting a couple of minutes things resume. Other times waiting 30 minutes produces no progress. If one goes to the task manager, Word is listed as running. Any one encounter this?

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by john.a.wills In reply to MS Word pauses

It also occurs in Netscape url writing, in Netscape emails and probably anywhere user input occurs. The problem lies with the keyboard handler, or perhaps in buffer handling, I imagine.

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by pcs In reply to yes

John, do you have any ideas for solutions?

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by john.a.wills In reply to Thanks

defragment your disk - that has worked for similar problems I had been having.

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by ozi Eagle In reply to yes


I would check for virus / spyware, first.
Also check in task manager which processes are hogging the cpu.
If these checks are OK, then go to device manager and delete the keyboard drivers, reboot and let windows reinstall the keyboard drivers.


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