I tried installing the latest security updates from microsoft 2 days ago.. One of them KB980218 refused to load at all after i tried 12 times.. after reading alot i read its because its NOT supported by my older version of Windows.. Im running Windows 5.1 i believe . Anyways heres my dilemma.. I cant afford a repairman and there are NOW waves in all my pages when im scrolling up or down in all my images. web pages. etc.. terrible waves like its having a hard time even scrolling.. the images are in waves..AND my Mc Affee virus scan gets to 788 files (20%) scanning and just stops.. wont complete a scan.. Im beside myself and have no clue how to fix this.. I want my old computer back BEFORE these last 16 updates..
Does ANYONE have any suggestions on what I can try or do to fix this? thank you very much
Actually, it might be better to set the system back to the time before you installed the update(s)
And then again, it might be better to turn off the updates all together. Your choice.
A. Have you tried to run system restore, setting the drive back to a time before the computer became corrupted. Restore does not erase your personal files and is reversible.
click all programs
click system tools
click system restore
check the box that says restore my computer to an earlier time, click next
select a bold date on the calender, a date before the problem started, click next
follow through with the restore directions
restart the computer after it finishes
if the system restore does not work, select an even earlier bold date on the calender and repeat the procedure
try this with at least four earlier dates before giving up and trying something else
Okay THIS sounds 100 times easier for me to deal with I can probably do this one;) Ive dug out probably 25 disks looking for the video card driver cd but cant recognize it ..bleh I THINK i bought a new video card 2 years ago but cant remember the name of it and have read sooo much info on 'how to' Im totally confused..so yeah Ill try a restore BUT wont windows just ask me to update again and then Ill have all these waves in my screen again later .. or can I just never update at all and Ill be okay?
There is one other possible cause for the wavy scrolling. Your browser has an option called 'smooth scrolling.' If this got switched off, enabling it will solve the problem. Open the browser-->tools-->options-->make sure smooth scrolling is enabled.