Excel spreadsheets "ghost" scrolling


G

Guest

My problem is that Excel spreadsheets randomly scroll up and down on their
own with no interaction from me. Something is running to cause the
spreadsheets to bounce around, but I am at a loss to determine what it is.

My system is Windows XP Home SP2 Small Business Edition
I am current with all critical Windows updates.
I have Windows Firewall turned on.
McAffee Viruscan is running... no viruses found
Have run Adaware and SpyBot Search & Dewstroy... nothing unusual found.
Have deleted all system restore points except the current.
Routinely run disk cleanup.
I ran Detect and Repair for the Small Business software.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing my spreadsheets to bounce
around at random? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Scott M.

My system is Windows XP Home SP2 Small Business Edition

What? There is no Small Business Edition of XP Home. Do you mean Office
Small Buisness?

The scrolling you describe is usually caused by keystrokes or mouseclicks
that accumulate in the buffer and aren't being transmitted to the
application in "real-time". Does this happen to all documents, every time
or does it happen to a particular document?
 
G

Guest

Scott, Sorry. Yes. Office Small Business. Thank you for your response.
The movement I described occurs even when I haven't touched the keyboard or
mouse recently and is random... down... down... up-down... etc. not
something I initiated. The box I am typing into now has scolled up and down
several times while I have been typing. It doesn't just occur in Excel, but
 
S

Scott M.

Do you have another keyboard you can plug into your computer and try? It is
possible that one or more buttons are sticking, which is causing the
scrolling. Also, try a different mouse as well.
 
G

Guest

Scott, I accidentally posted this question twice last night because I
received an error the first time and did not think it posted. In the other
string I responded that I thought it was a problem with my mouse. That was
posted about an hour before your last post. You didn't by any chance read
that other string before your last post that suggested I swap out the mouse
did you? Anyway, I did swap out the mouse and so far, I haven't noticed any
random scrolling. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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Guest

Scott, I've been using another mouse for a day now and haven't had any of the
scrolling problems. So, it appears the problem was caused by the other
mouse.
 
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Scott M.

Glad to hear it seems to be better. Good luck!


Curt B said:
Scott, I've been using another mouse for a day now and haven't had any of
the
scrolling problems. So, it appears the problem was caused by the other
mouse.
 

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