Phantom Typing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mvpinboynton, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. mvpinboynton

    mvpinboynton Guest

    My computer has become possessed. When using Outlook Express with XP (on or off line) periodically your typing will be delayed and then a bunch of words and symbols will just start typing. I have been using XP since October without any problems and out of the blue a gremlin has come along. I talked with an IS guy at the office and he had it when he was using Office XP, but it went away when he went back to Office 2000. I have been using Office 2000 and never upgraded. I am stumped at what could have gone wrong. Any ideas?
    Mike
     
  2. compudox

    compudox Guest

    Mike,

    If you have a mic attached to the PC disable it or disconnect it from the system and see if that problem disappears. I had the same problem and had not configured voice recognition nor did I want to and my box was typing all sorts of weirdness all by itself. As soon as I unhooked the mic the problem went away. Hope this helps you out.
     
  3. mvpinboynton

    mvpinboynton Guest

    Compudox,
    Thanks so much for the recommendation. When I first posted this message I got an email from a reader that told me the same thing. I have an on/off switch on the mike. I turned it off and haven't had problem since. It is great to be able to fix such a strange problem so easily. Thanks again for responding.
    Mike