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Old 01-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #31
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Yup, that's exactly why. Install the video driver and it'll all be fixed.
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Ok so I reformatted. I do not have my drivers CD, which sucks but I had my XP CD. So windows is installed and I did install an antivirus software.

I still have a couple issues. I have a widescreen laptop and right now the settings make it look very distorted. It looks liked a streched image. Is that because I am missing some kind of video/graphics driver?

Also when I scroll up and down, like on this site for example, it doesnt flow smoothly like it did before. This one is hard to explain, but I know something is missing.

Thanks for the continued help guys.

You probably need to change your screen resolution and turn on smooth scrolling.
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Also, what kind of video card do you have? If you're going to get the driver, don't go to your computer manufacturer's website to get it, go to the device maker itself. Like if you have an nVidea card, don't go to Dell to update it, go to the website since it has updated drivers.
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The resolution option is not available that is why I think it is a drivers issue.

And I will do the smooth scrolling.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:11 PM   #35
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Also, what kind of video card do you have? If you're going to get the driver, don't go to your computer manufacturer's website to get it, go to the device maker itself. Like if you have an nVidea card, don't go to Dell to update it, go to the website since it has updated drivers.
Really, my roomie who is some kinda computer whiz(he lead me through this mess) said I should just do windows update.
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Yeah, it's all driver-related. Install the drivers and everything will fix itself. If you want to optimize your computer even further, here's some things to turn off:

1) Right click on My Computer, go to Properties, then the Advanced tab. Under Performance, uncheck the top six options. This will make your computer perform even faster graphically. Also, under the Advanced tab, turn off Error Reporting.

Also, I don't use System Restore, it doesn't do shit for me. I would turn that off as well.
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Really, my roomie who is some kinda computer whiz(he lead me through this mess) said I should just do windows update.
Windows update will most likely have the driver, but probably not the most up-to-date one.
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My smooth scrolling is on, so I think it is a driver issue.
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The resolution option is not available that is why I think it is a drivers issue.

And I will do the smooth scrolling.

One more thing, save yourself some headache down the road and get Firefox Web Browser. You'll be better off in the long run.
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Yes, that's without question. It's all about being safe in how you browse. If you see the pop-up at the top saying, "Do you wish to install this ActiveX control?" don't do it if you're browing pr0n, it's DEFINITELY spyware.
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Yeah, it's all driver-related. Install the drivers and everything will fix itself. If you want to optimize your computer even further, here's some things to turn off:

1) Right click on My Computer, go to Properties, then the Advanced tab. Under Performance, uncheck the top six options. This will make your computer perform even faster graphically. Also, under the Advanced tab, turn off Error Reporting.

Also, I don't use System Restore, it doesn't do shit for me. I would turn that off as well.
thanks just did all that. Windows update is done, so time for a restart.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:23 PM   #42
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Also, if you want me to help you clean it up even more. I can help you delete some registry entires that are total BS upon bootup.

Click Start, under Run... type regedit

Once that opens up, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run

Take a screenshot of what's in there and paste it here. There's typically a lot of crap that starts up at bootup that you don't need. Video drivers have a particularly large amount of crap that you can get rid of.
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My smooth scrolling is on, so I think it is a driver issue.
What exactly is your expectation as far as scrolling? You could try changing how the mouse wheel works. Basically, change how many lines it scrolls at a time.
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One more thing, save yourself some headache down the road and get Firefox Web Browser. You'll be better off in the long run.
I do have Firefox with adblocker plus as an add-on.
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Also, if you want me to help you clean it up even more. I can help you delete some registry entires that are total BS upon bootup.

Click Start, under Run... type regedit

Once that opens up, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run

Take a screenshot of what's in there and paste it here. There's typically a lot of crap that starts up at bootup that you don't need. Video drivers have a particularly large amount of crap that you can get rid of.

I dont think the video drivers are fully updated, so I will post one later. Thanks I appreciate it.
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