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PostPosted: Sep 24 2013    Post subject: I need some computer help - FIXED (9/28) Reply with quote

I dug out my old desktop PC to use in my new office. It's a HP Inspiron (from '07) running Windows XP. At the time it was a Hot Rod and it as all the goodies that made it a high-end machine back then. So now it's great for surfing and email Laughing . My problem with it is when I scroll web pages they do what I can best describe as 'layering'. Instead of the page moving up or down, the next view appears as a new page slightly up or down. Kinda like rolling out a new sheet of paper on top of the old one, if that makes any sense. And it doesn't do it on every website. Doesn't matter if I use the mouse wheel or the up/down arrows. It makes scrolling slow and it's really irritating me Laughing . I don't remember it doing this before, but I haven't used it in a couple of years, so I could be wrong. I tried the Google-Fu, but I don't know what to search for. Anybody have any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sep 24 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update your graphics card drivers.
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PostPosted: Sep 24 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs

As mason said , update graphics drivers and XP if you havenr already ...

Might wanna update network card drivers too ...

Make sure your memory is still seated well in their slots...

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PostPosted: Sep 25 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I did all the updates for Windows, and installed a newer mouse driver. I'll look for a vid card update. I'm also gonna add more memory (Only has 2gb).
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PostPosted: Sep 25 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

You try installing and using an updated browser like firefox or something?
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PostPosted: Sep 26 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, tried the vid card update. Didn't really change anything. What's irritating me is it doesn't do it on every website. And on some sites it will work 'normal' and then start 'layering'.

Stainless wrote:
You try installing and using an updated browser like firefox or something?


No I haven't. I'm thinking about it, but I'm just so used to IE that I'm afraid of becoming even more confused than I already am Embarassed Laughing
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PostPosted: Sep 26 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty similar. Can't see you going back to ie after using Firefox.
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PostPosted: Sep 26 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs

Have you updated JAVA and Adobe Flash ?

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PostPosted: Sep 26 2013    Post subject: Re: I need some computer help PLEASE! Reply with quote

BUGSnBBQ wrote:
I tried the Google-Fu, but I don't know what to search for. Anybody have any ideas?


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PostPosted: Sep 26 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan - I just updated Java and Adobe. No difference Twisted Evil

Mike - I'm getting ready to go that route. When the wife asks what happened I'll just shrug my shoulders and say "Uhhh...whoops???" Laughing

This thing works great except for the F'n irritating scroll part.
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PostPosted: Sep 26 2013    Post subject: L Reply with quote

Try the new browser to see if it takes care of the problem. If not, then you know it could be hardware. There have been a lot of changes since your old browser was in use.
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PostPosted: Sep 26 2013    Post subject: Re: L Reply with quote

Stainless wrote:
Try the new browser to see if it takes care of the problem. If not, then you know it could be hardware. There have been a lot of changes since your old browser was in use.


I have the newest version of IE (that xp supports) installed. I'm going to install Firefox and see what happens.
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PostPosted: Sep 29 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed Firefox. HOLY CHIT!!!!!!!!! What a COMPLETE difference from IE. The layout is much the same, but pages load quicker and the graphics are much clearer. Thanks Stainless!!!!! My other computers will have Firefox on them by the end of the evening.

Edit - It also fixed the scrolling problem.
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PostPosted: Sep 29 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal. Firefox is less virus prone as well.
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