Scrolling speed reduced after reinstalling WinXP SP2

By FreeQuest
Jun 21, 2006
  1. I have just reinstalled my system (XP Pro SP2). Authenticated updated and all. I haven't changed any hardware and in fact I reinstalled less software than before.
    Since reinstallation, I've noticed considerable deterioration on scroll speed (eg in Firefox and in Word & Excel. For firefox I've checked "smooth scrolling" it's off. Especially Word used to be up to 1page/sec while scrolling with arrow keys, now is down to 5-6 sec/page. Also: normally Word shows the page numbers (lower left corner) changing as you scroll - not anymore in my case.
    Any ideas?
    I can't say whether overall performance is reduced with certainty.
    The 2.66GHz machine is clean according to avast antivirus, spybot, adaware & adwatch, Netscape's own spyware scanner. Reg mechanic finds not problems. HD (40GB) is error free and cleaned-up and defragmented.
    Thanks to anyone who could help.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Reinstall your graphics card drivers and your chipset drivers etc.

    See if that helps.

    I have deleted your other thread on this subject.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. FreeQuest

    FreeQuest TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Graphics card driver

    Thanks a lot Howard
    Reinstalling the graphics card driver did the trick.
    Thanks so much - you never know where to begin in these cases (I've been suggested a ton of other possible things, but they all seemed less likely).

    Thanks again

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