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Win XP: scrolling problems

by sa_rahvolution / June 17, 2008 7:35 AM PDT

I just re-installed Windows XP on an old computer, and have been having issues with scrolling. It?s difficult to describe the problem ? when scrolling up or down in any program the screen sort of...wibbles? Blinks? It?s as though the screen can?t keep up with the scrolling. I thought it must be a driver issue, but the device manager doesn?t indicate any problems. I didn?t have this problem before re-installing, and there are no other issues with the computer at all. Any ideas?

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Did you
by Jimmy Greystone / June 17, 2008 7:50 AM PDT

Did you install the video driver? What you describe sounds awfully like XP is using an unaccelerated video driver. A lot of people forget they have to install drivers after reinstalling Windows, and mistakenly think Windows will do it for them. Your job is to figure out what kind of video card or chipset you have. Then track down and install the latest drivers for it.

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Drivers installed
by sa_rahvolution / June 17, 2008 8:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you

I installed all drivers after I reinstalled, and Windows is telling me that my Ati mobility Radeon 9000 display adapter is working fine. Is that the same thing as the Intel mobile chipset that I apparently have? I'm new at this stuff.

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by sa_rahvolution / June 17, 2008 10:22 AM PDT

Apparently it was a mere resolution issue. Thanks for your help anyways!

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