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Web pages and other windows bouncing??!

By ACURAtech
Jul 17, 2007
  1. Whenever I open a web page or any explorer window for that matter, the system starts to scroll the page up and down rapidly. NO page sits still, also in games, random key commands will be executed. It is very annoying and I don't want XP back. I have never encountered a problem like this in the past. Unbelievable trying to write this story while the page is jumping randomly.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What are your computers specs? What kind of video are you running? Monitor? Sound? What operating system are you using?
     
  3. ACURAtech

    ACURAtech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Dell Dimension 8400
    Pentium 4 HT 3.4
    2 gb PC4200 ram
    ATI Radeon x1300 Pro graphics
    Creative SB Live! sound
    Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
    Dell 17" LCD Monitor at 75 Hz
     
  4. ACURAtech

    ACURAtech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Another thing that has been happening since the install of Vista is my sound card is causing intermittent blue screens on startup. Apparently Creative never came out with Vista drivers for the SB live! series cards and doesn't intend to. I am using the driver from the orginal SB Live! disk.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I'm sure this is an issue between Vista and your creative sound card. If you can't find Vista drivers for it... Replace the card with something that has Vista support.

    "It is very annoying and I don't want XP back..."


    What?... were you ashamed to mention you had installed Vista? Did you really expect not to have problems with Vista?
     
  6. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Have you checked for spyware? I know Spybot Search & Destroy and AVG Anti-Spyware are ported to Vista now. Try them.

    As for your sound card, I find it hard to believe that Creative won't have a device driver for Vista. The only situation that might happen is if it's an obsolete sound card. Might have to upgrad your sound card to get around this.
     
  7. ACURAtech

    ACURAtech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have used numerous malware scan software, I have trend micro installed as well as Spysweeper and Ad-Aware Pro, none of which have found any large threat on my system. I even formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Vista, didn't fix the problem.
     
  8. EDollar

    EDollar TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Okay I hate to ask the stupid question, but a couple of my laptops have done this, Have you checked to make sure the mouse/keyboard is clean?
     
  9. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    This eliminates spyware/virus. Now, from reading your posts you said you didn't "want XP back". Does this mean you upgraded from XP to Vista? If so, you might want to check your device drivers for compatibility. Also, did you buy a complete Vista installation or an upgrade package?
     
  10. ACURAtech

    ACURAtech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did not upgrade, I performed a fresh install of Vista Ultimate 32 bit. I have seen posts of people looking for Sound Blaster live! drivers that are compatible with Vista. None exist that I am aware of, I'm going to try uninstalling my sound driver all together and see what happens. Just strange to think a sound card driver can cause all this fuss.
     
  11. ACURAtech

    ACURAtech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I just uninstalled my sound card. No audio device installed at all. My mouse and keyboard still seem like they have minds of their own. This is not good.
     
  12. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    You're going to have to check with the Dell web site for your driver compatitibilies for Vista. http://support.dell.com It will ask you for your Service Tag but remember, the information will be for what your ordered, i.e. Windows XP. You'll then have to check if the drivers are forward compatible for Vista.
     
  13. ACURAtech

    ACURAtech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, for anyone else who has this problem. Throw your mouse away. 60dollar logitech mouse shorted out. More specifically, the wheel mechanism shorted. Have never seen anything like it.
     
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