Re: Ongoing Problem with JAWS Spontaneously Reading

  • From: "Jake Joehl" <jajoehl@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 20:31:52 -0600

Thanks. I'm running Windows Vista with JAWS 9.0.552. Where is the disk 
defragmenting program located in Vista? I don't think there's a registry 
cleaner on here.
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Adrian Spratt 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:29 PM
  Subject: Re: Ongoing Problem with JAWS Spontaneously Reading

  I suspect something more is going on, such as that video card suggestion made 
by FS, but when I experience problems of this kind, albeit on a smaller scale, 
I immediately do a disk clean-up and then shut down and restart JAWS. If you 
haven't done a disk defrag in a while, it can also help. If you have a registry 
cleaner installed, run it as well. Other users may recommend running the 
Windows program for checking and fixing disks, which was described recently on 
one of the lists.

  If any of this is unfamiliar, write back to the list and you'll get lots more 
help. Be sure to mention which operating system you have (I infer it's Vista) 
and which version of JAWS.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jake Joehl

  Hi all. I think I've briefly mentioned this on here before. I have been 
experiencing a problem where JAWS will read various things at random. For 
instance when I start up my computer or log back into my account, it will just 
randomly announce parts of my taskbar, my recycle bin, Windows Media Player, 
etc. etc. etc. I informed Freedom Scientific about this, and they told me I 
needed a different video card. However, I'm not that comfortable transferring 
stuff like that since I'm not too terribly technical, and I don't want to mess 
things up. I have had people in here try to help me, but none of them is 
technical enough either. According to them nothing is on the screen other than 
the normal stuff that should be there such as icons. This problem went away for 
a short while, but it has gotten so bad that I can't launch programs at times. 
When I try to launch Internet Explorer or Windows Mail often times I'm taken to 
a blank screen. When I hit my arrow keys in these instances, JAWS just reports 
that "no window is active." Does anyone know of anything I can try? TIA.

  Jake Please visit me at

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