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weird xp prob

By dcathey_4hm ·
ok heres the prob sometimes my win xp sp1 acts up it will show an icon on my desktop highlited as if my pointer was on it but its not and if i run up ie the page scrolls down and wont let me scroll up this started happening shortly after changing my g-force card to a readon 9000. but over a years time i replaced my motherboard,ram,amd processer,hd,network card and video card to a readon 9600.i updated the bios i reformatted and it would do it befor i installed any drivers or programs. i went through the bios settings changing some of them nothing has worked.i,m almost to the point of chucking this thing and saying to heck with computers lol any suggestions would be apreciated

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by sgt_shultz In reply to weird xp prob

does it do this in Safe mode?
if no, examine Device Manager for conflicts w/new video card?
if yes, what do you think trying a different mouse?
you have usb or ps2 mouse? you have wireless mouse?
you are saying you have checked in device manager and have no yellow bangs or exclamation points?
not to be a wise acre, but here is XP Help about Safe Mode, in case it helps:
In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.
When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press ENTER.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.

In safe mode, you have access to only basic files and drivers (mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system services, and no network connections). You can choose the Safe Mode with Networking option, which loads all of the above files and drivers and the essential services and drivers to start networking, or you can choose the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, which is exactly the same as safe mode except that a command prompt is started instead of the graphical user interface. You can also choose Last Known Good Configuration, which starts your computer using the registry information that was saved at the last shutdown.
Safe mode helps you diagnose problems. If a symptom does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as possible causes. If a newly added device or a changed driver is causing problems, you can use safe mode to remove the device or reverse the change.
There are circumstances where safe mode will not be able to help you, such as when Windows system files that are required to start the system are corrupted or damaged. In this case, the Recovery Console may help you.

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by dcathey_4hm In reply to weird xp prob

i havent tried the safe mode.but i have tried different mouse keyboard,ram,video card you name it the device manager shows no conflicks it did show my video card and sound card on same irq thought that was it but i got them on seperate irq,s it made no it possible it might be my version of win xp?

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by w2ktechman In reply to weird xp prob

well, here goes,
It sounds like explorer.exe may have a problem with it. So, find another machine with the same service pack and copy explorer.exe to your system.
If this does not fix it, then try reloading the service pack (reinstalling the service pack is recommended after installing new devices).
If neither of these fixed it, then run Ad-Aware from Lavasoft and/or Spybot search and destroy. Defrag the system, dele temp internet files, dele temp files. If none of these work, then I might suggest backing up your system and rebuilding.

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