Friend of mine upgraded to IE 7 on her XP machine and it totally hosed it. Don't know the details but she asked me to format and reinstall the OS from the Restore CD. No biggie. Initially I had problems with the Restore CD missing files during the install. The first 2 or 3 times I swear it wouldn't find 4-6 files. Wasn't happy with that at all and I hated spending the time on reinstalls. Finally instead of doing the Quick Format I did the long one and only failed to load 1 file. Go figure... Any ideas on that?
The first 3 times I started going the Windows Updates and had no issues until I did the SP2 update. After installing SP2 IE, Windows Explorer, and Windows Update would not work. On the 4'th reinstall where I did the long Format I omitted the SP2 update (actually I tried it once and it failed unlike the previous times were it installed and I had problems afterwards) and everything worked fine except for one thing.
After doing all the Windows Updates, installing Firefox, Adaware, Clamwin AV, and a few other things; I noticed a problem while scrolling down long web pages (news articles, etc) where the scroll wasn't smooth and seemed jittery. I had this problem one time on a laptop that I formatted and reinstalled the OS and reinstalling the video driver cured it. I checked the Device Manager and it shows the problem I suspected.
I could not get the video controller to update. I finally half ass fixed it by going into the Display Properties > Settings > Advanced and turned down the hardware acceleration from full to none and that seemed to fix the problems scrolling down long web pages.
I'd like to get all of these items working properly. She said she no longer has sound either and she did before I reinstalled. Is all this stuff onboard motherboard stuff? Any ideas how to get the proper drivers installed to get them working again?