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posted on May, 28 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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I posted here a couple of times in the past, and got good advice.
What I need now is someone to tell me why my computer pages move in a jerky way, and very slow when I scroll down? Also, when I type sometimes the letters don't appear right away, and that causes me to have errors in spacing, etc.
I wiped off my hard drive a couple of weeks ago and loaded the programs back on from a ghost file I had made at the beginning of my last hard drive cleanup.
I'm using Mozilla Firefox, and I have Windows XP.
I also have IE loaded, but it is only used when my daughter needs to do her online classes; something in it she has to have.

This jerking action is driving me crazy!! What do I need to do to resolve this?




posted on May, 28 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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First check that you have the CORRECT drivers installed for your graphics card. XP's default drivers give the symptoms you describe.

Also Press Control + Alt + Delete all at the same time. It will bring up task manager. Click the Performance tab. If the cpu is under heavy load that too could produce those symptoms. If so click the Processes tab to find out whats using the cpu so much.



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 06:49 PM
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Thank you. I'll have my daughter do this later. I have to get ready for work now.

If anyone has any more advice, please post. But this sounds like it could be it.



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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Stop feeding your computer coffee,
you are giving it the jitters....*

*sip*



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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What are your pc's specs? You know how much ram and cpu? Also if you have a lot of programs in the background that could cause the problems you are having.



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by sled735
This jerking action is driving me crazy!! What do I need to do to resolve this?

Add-ons in Firefox can slow it down at times. When you open the task manager, see how much of your CPU and memory is being used when your browser is lagging. If your CPU and memory aren't being stressed, and you have no add-ons in Firefox, then your video card probably needs updated drivers.



edit on 28-5-2013 by _BoneZ_ because: grammar, arrrrhhh



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by sled735
What I need now is someone to tell me why my computer pages move in a jerky way, and very slow when I scroll down?



In recent times Firefox has become big bloated and slow.

For the time being, I've disabled a large number of Addons, which helps a lot.

In the long term, I'll either change browsers or try earlier versions.



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1
In recent times Firefox has become big bloated and slow.

Can you elaborate on how it's bloated and slow? I've been using Firefox since near it's beginning and have never seen bloat. In fact, the latest versions of Firefox are now disabling most add-ons by default to reduce security risks and enhance browser stability.



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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I'd make sure you don't have odd ball extensions and tool bars running. Really, you just have to be careful what you allow onto your system.

I'm running on a duel core 2.2 with 4 gigs of ram, and generally anything (within reason) runs smoothly. That said, I don't have things I'm not using running in the background, I only have one extension, which I personally installed, and I don't use tool bars.

You'd be surprised at all the crapware programs try and slip onto your system, from seemly legit sources. Never just click through a install, always check what else is being installed. If you're downloading say "spybot search and destroy", and it offers to install some tool bar, decline the tool bar and just install the desired program.

Check into what time your computers updating, virus scanning, or defraging. Many times when your computer appears to be acting up, it's simply updating or running some other maintenance task. Since you're asking for help about jerky web-browsing on this forum I'd suggest not adjusting anything, and just allowing it to do it's job.

I suggest looking into keeping your system clean by doing a google search. You'd be amazed how much information you can find on the subject, all of which should be explained in a way that just about anyone can understand.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 05:54 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
What are your pc's specs? You know how much ram and cpu? Also if you have a lot of programs in the background that could cause the problems you are having.


CPU says 5 - 17 % usage. I don't even know where to go to check how much ram I have. Can you tell me how to find it?

I deleted one of the toolbars, and that seemed to speed it up some, but I still have a little bit of jerky motion when I scroll down. My letters are coming up as soon as I type them, so that part is great!



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 12:06 PM
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Sled, try looking up a program called Spybot Search & Destroy, and run that. Read the instructions though, because when you use it, it will get rid of a lot of things, most are bad, but still you always want to be careful with those kinds of programs. So just read the instructions first. It is free, or was the last time I checked. It will find any malware, spyware, and things in your system that cause problems. I ran it on a new computer, one of the first programs I got, and it found over 50 things that were pre-installed that were not healthy for the system.

Here is a link to the C-Net download, it gives a rundown of what the program is and does.
C-Net Spybot Search & Destroy

Also, some anti-virus software can really slow you down as well and cause jitters. I am trying to think of all the things I have had problems with over the years and Anti-Virus programs, toolbars, and not enough ram were often the causes. If you are using free anti-virus, might want to consider another free one, I bounced around for a while trying them out on a slower computer.

That C-Net Link should help with that as well if you look around the site.
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posted on May, 29 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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My 1st thought was mal-ware and spy-ware like others have mentioned.

If you have ghosted your drive, you will just ghost the same problems back.

Install and run Spybot Search and Destroy as others have said and then install and run a program called CCleaner (crap cleaner) by Piriform, this will also fix and clean your registry and remove old files that will clutter the system.

If you have a lot of favourite websites that use passwords and such uncheck the 'clean cookies' option in CCleaner.

Hope this helps.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 01:16 PM
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stoopid advice would be to make sure your mouse and keyboard are plugged in all the way.
other than that your symptoms sound like the computer is using too much processing power and is have trouble rendering the pages.
try to find if there are unnecessary programs running .
or you can try to use less power for the video card by uhh..
right click desktop>select properties>settings, and see if you can select a lower level for your color quality, high uses a lot of power.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Does the jerkiness happen on both firefox and Internet explorer?



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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I haven't tried I.E. It is only used when my daughter has to do her classes because of the potential threats it allows in.
I just received a message that my virus program got rid of some malware, and it seems to be running smoother now.
If it starts up again, I'll will look into some of the other suggestions here.

Thanks, Everyone!





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