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Win XP Service Pack 2 - Intermittently "freezez" computer

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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 6:13:57 AM

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greetings all and hello,

after installing XP Pro Service pack 2 on my computer, it seems as though certain
keystrokes cause the computer to momentarily "freeze" or run slow. It only happens
when holding a key.

The main example of this it when trying to multi-select different items by holding
the CTRL key. When this is done, the cursor takes on a jerky movement. And also the
computer seems to lag (you can't select the second or third item immediately, there
seems to be a lag time before the next item can be selected). I hope someone knows
what I'm talking about.

I installed XP Pro SP 2 on my Sony Vaio, P4 3.06GHz. I've never had any problems of
this kind whatsoever under SP1. I've tried doing searches for this problem and a fix
but can't seem to find anything. Does anyone know what might be going on? Thank you.

MJ
July 8, 2005 11:29:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Michael J wrote:

> greetings all and hello,
>
> after installing XP Pro Service pack 2 on my computer, it seems as
> though certain keystrokes cause the computer to momentarily "freeze"
> or run slow. It only happens when holding a key.
>
> The main example of this it when trying to multi-select different
> items by holding the CTRL key. When this is done, the cursor takes on
> a jerky movement. And also the computer seems to lag (you can't select
> the second or third item immediately, there seems to be a lag time
> before the next item can be selected). I hope someone knows what I'm
> talking about.
>
> I installed XP Pro SP 2 on my Sony Vaio, P4 3.06GHz. I've never had
> any problems of this kind whatsoever under SP1. I've tried doing
> searches for this problem and a fix but can't seem to find anything.
> Does anyone know what might be going on? Thank you.
>
Go to Sony's support website for your specific machine. Install any
patches related to XPSP2, and also any keyboard software. Make sure you
have the latest drivers for all the Sony hardware.

Malke
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