Approx. 6 mos. ago I started having a problem with my computer scrolling. When I was viewing a website the page started scrolling, by itself, to the bottom of the page and even when it reached the bottom of the page it kept trying to scroll down. I had just recently downloaded and was using Firefox. Thinking that this may be the problem, I switched back over to I.E.9. This didn't stop the problem. I eventually had to shut down the computer. After letting the comp. sit for a bit, I turned it back on, logged on to the net and was able to surf the net without further problem. Thinking this was a one time problem, I didn't pursue the problem any further.
Approx two mos. later, I again had the same problem. Surfing the net and all of a sudden the scrolling started. Thinking that this was a mouse problem I purchased a new mouse and tried it. Same problem, no change whatsoever. Switched back to the old mouse, shut down the computer, let sit for a bit, restarted computer and problem was once again eliminated.
Last week had the same problem. Went thru same procedure of shutting down, sitting, restarting and continued surfing the net. This is not only annoying but a bit of a concern. I don't know if I have a software problem or if it's a hardware problem. Does anyone have any idea what to look for to try to stop this problem? Any ideas would be appreciated.
Dell Inspiron 530
Vista Home Premium
4 GB RAM