My hard drive crashed last week - as in, totally shot to hell, and my back up system failed. So I had to go get a new hard drive and reprogram my computer from scratch, O/S on up. I got a new O/S, XP 2007 (an upgrade from the previous XP 2004), and also loaded the new Internet Explorer 7 (an upgrade from IE 4 on the previous hard drive).
However, now, when I try to scroll down a page on my browser, or when I'm even trying to scroll down a page in Word or any other document, there is a delay. The scroll is not smooth - it's very jerky. If I click by hand on the down arrow on the scrollbar 4 times, it takes about 10 seconds while the windows flickers down 4 times. It's very, very annoying and time consuming to wait when I need to get to the bottom of a window or scroll.
Any advice on how to fix this? I never had this problem on my old hard drive. I'm thinking maybe the processor is just slow and can't keep up with the new hardware and upgraded software? DH suggested maybe I need more RAM now that I have updated programs, but he wasn't sure. Anyone know what might be a fix?