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Rolling Down Screen = "Waves"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Hikermann, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Hikermann

    Hikermann Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Home 5.1; SP 3 -

    Reloaded Windows and programs after updating any drivers/software/etc. I could figure out; but now when scrolling down a page, instead of the screen just moving smoothly down as it always has, it resets itself one "wave" at a time; slow; don't think it's a mouse issue as it happens when cursoring down also.

    What am I missing here (aside from good screen time)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DerekC

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    Check Device Manager to make sure that there are no unknown devices. Right Click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. Are there any ? or !'s?

    Also make sure that you have your display settings set correctly. Start > Control Panel > Switch to Classic View (if you are not in classic view already) > Display > Settings. Check to make sure it's set to 32bit and not 16. Click Advanced, then monitor. See what the Refresh Rate is set to. From what I remember, CRT monitors liked 70-75, while LCD monitors liked 60 Hertz. But play with the settings see if any work for you.
     
  3. Hikermann

    Hikermann Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the note; driver updates have been reloaded, but jumpy still exists -- seems to be only in WordPerfect, primarily; monitor speed is "use hardware default..." -- whatever that is (always has been OK up til now); think I'm going to change out my graphics card, et al, this weekend and see how things fare. Thanks again.
     
  4. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    Hello Hikermann,

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe).

    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

    Information about your computer will appear.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire text here.
     
  5. great74

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    Possibly your graphics card , or display drivers.

    i had this problem just recently, as soon as i got new graphics card and replaced it it was fixed.
     
  6. Hikermann

    Hikermann Thread Starter

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    Thanks. Suspect it's a graphics card issue. Any recommendation what to get for replacement? Have NVIDIA nForce3 presently; upgrade to their GForce or some such? Don't need gaming capacity, just want quick photo/video/everything else. Thanks.
     
  7. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Submit the log per post #4 so we can have a better picture of that computer.

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