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Hi, I have recently reinstalled my operating system and as soon as I reinstalled it I have adjusted my screen resolution from 800x600 (default) to 1024x768. Ever since I have been getting an annoying scrolling problem. Instead of scrolling up or down normally it freezes the screen and the next screen (what it would be after I scrolled normally) slowly slides from top to the bottom of the screen. Also it's like this when I minimize or maximize. Everything else works fine. My CPU usage is 2-10% on average when I am not doing anything. I have Norton System Works 2005 premier, and I have ran the 2D graphics perfomance test, all the stages of the test went fine up to "Sequence of character" which ran very slowly and I had to restart my PC because I could not do anything else.

Does anybody know how to fix this problem please? Thank you in advance.
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Welcome to Geeks To Go! :tazz:
I see you reinstalled your OS:
Did you install the proper (and most recent) driver for your graphics card?
And, do you have the most recent (9.0c I think) version of DirectX?

Edited by Pi rules, 09 October 2005 - 07:24 AM.

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Thank you, I have installed the driver from the actual CD that came with the graphics card and that solved my problem :tazz: Had to turn my room upside down to find it though lol, the drivers I found on the net didn't work.
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I'm glad you got it fixed.
So the driver from the Internet was correct, but didn't work?
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When i tryed to install driver for Windows XP it displayed an error message, saying that the hardware that needs that driver could not be found. I tryed installing the driver for Windows 9x, that installed fine, but the problem persisted. I found those drivers on the website of the company that makes the graphics card that I use ( www.sparkle.com.tw ). I'm pretty sure that I tryed the driver for the exact same card.
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I wonder if it was the wrong driver. I wouldn't recommend installing drivers for 98 on XP, though. It does work now, right?

For future reference: You could download EVEREST Home Edition and find out a lot of information about hardware and software.
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Yeh, it works fine now. I thought installing the driver for 98 would be my last resort before reinstalling XP again, but then I remembered I had the disk lying somewhere.

Thanks for the advice on EVEREST, I will have a look at it :tazz:
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