Cannot scroll to review articles (pictures). On any site.

October 26, 2013 at 09:38:05
Specs: win 8 pro, 16GB
Cannot scroll to review articles (pictures).
I have checked several places, but I cannot find anything on this anomaly. This is just one example. It does the same thing on any website that I visit. Including the wallpapers on Tom's site.
I have a Gigabyte MB with Win 8 Pro. I have run Sys Mech and Malware Bytes and everything is clean.

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#1
October 27, 2013 at 12:42:48
So you are saying you can't scroll just websites?

Can you, for example, scroll long documents you have saved?

Are you talking about scrolling with a mouse or by swiping in Win 8?
If you mean with a mouse then maybe the mouse is faulty.

Need to get an angle on the above before we can best help.

Warning - programs like System Mechanic can mess things up and are best avoided.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
October 28, 2013 at 07:21:10
Derek, thanks for the response. My mouse is good. I can scroll H & V on the scroll bars, I just cannot scroll within a site, example on Tom's wallpaper there is a scroll to see the different ones. I cannot scroll or click on them.
BTW, how does Sys Mech (et al) mess things up?

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#3
October 28, 2013 at 09:23:55
What browser are you using? If it is Internet Explorer you could try the Reset:
IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset button. You will lose any customizations and addons but the addons return after a bit of useage. There are similar reset features on other browsers.

Another thing you can do is temporarily install an alternatvie browser. Firefox for example installs and uninstalls just fine. This would prove whether you have a browser issue or something else.

As for System Mechanic and the like, unfortunately that type of program can never know the full setup within your computer - every computer has different arrangements and programs. They can therefore remove registry entries and even files that "appear" to be unnecessary but are actually needed. It might be worth the risk if they actually helped anything but they don't really appear to do so.

Over the years on here we have seen many instances of magic "fix-all" programs and registry cleaners wrecking things. I suspect if you Google something like "System Mechanic messed up my computer" you will get plenty of hits. Here's one:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...
Fortunately, in most instances it is only a matter of re-installing the odd program.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
November 15, 2013 at 18:09:16
Derek, the reset worked. Thanks a lot. Joe

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#5
November 15, 2013 at 18:38:21
That's good. If you care to select a Best Answer it will mark this thread as solved.

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