Sorry I couldn't help more. Hopefully someone here with more experience and knowledge will jump in and help. I do not recommend it because it may not be needed but at this point I would considerer doing a reinstall of the OS. First a reinstall over the existing OS so you don't loose files and settings and if that didn't work a clean install formatting the disk first. If you do either make sure you have a backup of all files that you have verified to be good. As I said though this is a drastic step and there may be a simpler answer. As to ISPs I perhaps had a bit of oldtimers kneejerk reaction to AOL but frankly it is over priced compared to other nationals and there is really no reason to put any extra software on your computer to use an ISP. In all fairness while the AOL software in the past has been notorious for causing problems and almost impossible to remove newer versions are better. (Despite what AOL might say getting on the Internet even if you manually setup your dial up. I had never used a computer in my life the first time I used the Wizard in Windows to set up a connection and had no real problem.) Access4Less is perhaps one of the cheapest large national ISP at $6.95/ month for unlimited service but there are may other out there. I use a local ISP that charges $9.95/month my but there are other national and local just as cheap in my area. I use access4free as a backup since the first 10hours per month or free (max charge $9.95/month)and found service to be good. You can check out the forums on other under 10$ ISPs at www.freedomlist.com for for information on ISPs. Even if none of these are in your area traditionally local ISPs charge $19.95 a month and don't put any extra software that may interact adversely with other programs on your computer. That's still less the AOL and you can still use AOL instant messenger even without an AOL account. MuresArad@xxxxxxx wrote: > > Ray: > Thanks for your response. After I tried everything I thought it might be a > bad port but all the diagnostic software indicates the ports a working fine. > I > tried installing and using both the Gateway and Logitiech mice with USB and > PS/2 ports with no effect. It occurs with any open window that has a vertical > scroll bar. It's not much fun trying to work with an Excel worksheet when you > can't get to the first 5000 rows. It's my impression that somehow the mouse > drivers are "locked" in scroll down mode. I tried using the SCROLL LOCK key > to no > avail. > > I'd be interested in hearing what you have to say about real ISP providers. > My wife and I are Romanians and we use the internet to communicate with > family > and friends in Romania, since it's cheaper and faster than a telephone. > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.