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I am experiencing a problem with my system being sluggish.

desktop seems ok, but when scrolling through long Word files or scrolling through an e mail or through web pages the system scrolls MUCH, MUCH slower that the mouse or scroll wheel on the mouse

I have updated and run my AV and found no issues (McAfee VS 7.0 Pro)

I have updated and run Ad-Aware and Spy Bot.

The system shows clean and none of the above affected the sluggishness.

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You can do this to eliminate a few things

Run disk defragmenter

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools, run system file checker and replace any files it shows as missing or corrupt.

Reboot the PC then keep tapping the F8 key right after the beep until you get the options screen, select command prompt only, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, when this says the registry has been repaired, press enter, then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

Get TuneUp Trial

http://www.tune-up.com

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which will take a while and requires a reboot
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Keith;

your suggestions worked quite well. I see considerable improvement but did not completely eliminate the problem.

Thank you for the improvement.

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It could be that McAfee is scanning at start up, which would slow things down there.

If you can pinpoint when it goes slow, post back

Thank you for letting me know it improved.
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After your last post and subsequent investigation:

Yes, McAfee launches on start up but shutting down doesn't have any apparent effect.

Some experimenting though, shows that the system now runs well (after your suggestions)... reading or scrolling e mails or large files (such as Word) has dramatically improved.

the system performs well

EXCEPT when on-line. The remaining problem is that the system is slow or sluggish when reading or scrolling web pages.

system response to opening the web is fine, but scrolling is extremely slow.
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See if this makes a difference

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;153790
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changing the suggested settings in IE had no impact on the slow/sluggish web page scrolling.
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