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Whenever I hold down a key on my keyboard, my Windows 7 laptop goes all wonky. Graphics freeze and don't update until I release the key, and any audio starts repeating the last sound that it was playing. I'd love to give more information about the problem, but I don't know where to start with this one. I'm happy to answer any more questions you may have. Thanks in advance.

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It's with a particular key or every key?? – poz2k4444 Sep 30 '12 at 18:05
    
It happens with every key. – Will Kunkel Sep 30 '12 at 18:32
    
How long do you have to hold the key down before it happens? – CharlieRB Oct 1 '12 at 14:32
    
It happens within a fraction of a second, and sometimes is even noticeable with key presses at normal typing speed. – Will Kunkel Oct 1 '12 at 21:14

I hope this is the solution: if you have any of the Windows Sound Enhancements, disable them. It worked for me. Any software that you're using might be the cause. For instance, my sound gets choppy if I set an equalization preset with the IDT PC Audio software that came with my Dell laptop.

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