scrolling is not smooth, how to fix?

May 27, 2011 at 05:43:40
Specs: Windows XP, AMD ANTHLON 64X2 DUEL CORE PROCESSOR 2.71GHz 2.75GB Ram
did a root directory scan and clean, and had to use a system disc repair install, now scrolling is eratic and not smooth. How can I return the smooth scolling feature?...

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May 27, 2011 at 06:59:01
Do you mean in your Browser, if so which one are you using?

For IE here is how to turn off smooth scrolling, so you put a tick in the box rather than unticking it.

If it is general issue maybe your mouse drivers need to be re-installed.

IMPORTANT - Please come back and let us know the outcome.

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July 26, 2011 at 11:50:28
I have found that IE7 and IE8 have choppy scrolling when viewing a page containing < input type="text" > tag that does not have a border or background specified. Very strange IE "bug". Daniel from

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July 26, 2011 at 11:59:24
As the poster never came back I failed to notice that the link was missing in my reply #1. Anyhow, from IE it is:

Tools > Internet Options > Advanced (in "Browsing" section).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 26, 2011 at 12:14:15
"had to use a system disc repair install..."

If you mean you booted the computer from an XP CD, and did the Repair installation of an existing Windows installation procedure....

- if the CD does not have SP3 updates integrated into it and if you had SP3 updates installed in Windows, you need to install SP3 updates again to get them to work properly.
If the CD has no SP updates at all, you must install SP1 or SP2 updates before you can install SP3 updates.
DISABLE any resident modules of any anti-malware software programs or third party software firewalls from running BEFORE you install SP updates.

- you may need to install other Windows updates again.

- XP comes with IE 6.x, which is not being supported by a lot of web pages anymore.
Install IE 7 or preferably IE 8 if you still have IE 6.x. SP2 or later updates must have been installed in order to install IE 8.

Is your monitor and video adapter being correctly identified ?
(RIGHT click on a blank area of your main desktop screen - Properties - Settings.
It should show something other than Default or unknown Monitor on (the name of the display adapter.)

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July 26, 2011 at 23:44:55
You'll also need to reinstall your device drivers, particularly the motherboard chipset, video card, sound card, and network interface card. Open up Device Manager and check for devices marked in yellow or red, then go to your computer manufacturer's website and download the proper drivers for your hardware.

Prior to installing your video card driver, you'll likely have a choppy screen and slow scrolling. That's because Windows comes with basic device drivers for common hardware at the time it was released. You'll want proper drivers supplied by your manufacturer. The basic ones are just to get you started.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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