Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

windows scrolling is DRAGGING

by karelin2000 / September 2, 2004 3:25 AM PDT

I just got a used computer, and before I used it, reinstalled windows xp.

anyway, with ANY application I use, it lags behind, particularly when I scroll up or down in a program.

It's as if I'm dragging it, and it pauses for a couple of seconds, then finally does where I want it. this is very time consuming.

it's a dell latitude laptop with docking station. it does this without the docking station too.

the only thing I can think of, is when I reformatted it, I accidentally closed the laptop, which shut it down. it then resumed the xp installation.

do you think this did it? what is the cause and how do I fix? thanks

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: windows scrolling is DRAGGING
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: windows scrolling is DRAGGING
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: windows scrolling is DRAGGING
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 3:40 AM PDT

What's missing in your post is if you finished intalling XP drivers. Microsoft doesn't do this for us. Dell has most.

Bob

Collapse -
Re: windows scrolling is DRAGGING
by retired / September 2, 2004 3:51 AM PDT

I have had this issue and it was a matter of installing the correct video driver.if you do not know the make/manf of the card try typing DXDIAG in the RUN box and click the DISPLAY tab.it should give you enough info to use GOOGLE and find a driver. If that does not work search GOOGLE for AIDA32, installing this utility will help to ID the card.

Collapse -
Re: windows scrolling is DRAGGING
by dcrewchief / September 4, 2004 11:19 PM PDT

you should have a resource cd that came with pc it will have all the drivers on it that came preinstalled

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
icon
Laptops 20,411 discussions
icon
Security 30,882 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
icon
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
icon
Phones 16,494 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions

REVIEW

Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.