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Windows 7: Win 7: Folders, Dragging/Dropping/Copying and Taskbar Issues

23 Jun 2011   #1
loudboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Win 7: Folders, Dragging/Dropping/Copying and Taskbar Issues

I noticed this about a 4 days ago...

If I went to download a file, it wouldn't let me save it - it was grayed out.

Last night, I was trying to write a data DVD w/some files on it, and I couldn't drag/drop files into the window of CDBurnerXP. It also wouldn't let me add them, thru the program menu.

I also discovered that the drag/copy function wouldn't work, between folders.

Cut/paste works fine.

Also, the Win7 taskbar at the bottom of the screen is non-functional at bootup, but if I go to task manager and quit explorer.exe and then run it again it comes back.

Actually, just opening Task Manager brings it back.

Browser windows for all programs are also acting funny - not being able to close them and such.

If I need to fill out a form online, I can't select from a dropdown menu.

I did a Malware and MS Security scan, in safe mode, and ran scf/scannow in admin mode, w/no joy.

Any clues? I haven't found anything about this thru Googling.

Thanks in advance!

Loudboy


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23 Jun 2011   #2
an4rew

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could you do a system restore, if not run the windows 7 cd and do the repair option.
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23 Jun 2011   #3
loudboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've done the system restore, to 3 separate points before the problem started, w/no luck.

If I run the Windows CD, will I lose all my programs/files?

Thanks!
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23 Jun 2011   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

Running a repair from the boot DVD will not harm any files/programs already on the computer.

You may wish to try the SFC /SCANNOW option to see if it pickes up any errors.
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Click the blue link for a complete tutorial on the SFC /SCANNOW command
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23 Jun 2011   #5
loudboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi, welcome to the forums

Running a repair from the boot DVD will not harm any files/programs already on the computer.

You may wish to try the SFC /SCANNOW option to see if it pickes up any errors.
Note   Note
Click the blue link for a complete tutorial on the SFC /SCANNOW command
Hi - this forum seems to have a ton of ifo!

I did the scf/verify thing, it first verified errors.

Then I did scf/scannow and it said it fixed things, but the problem is still there.

I ran it in Admin Mode, but the computer wasn't in "Safe with Networking" mode, just the regular boot.
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