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Windows 7: Cant drag and drop files in Win7x64 after brand new install


21 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cant drag and drop files in Win7x64 after brand new install

Please go easy with me folks, I have just this second registered on the forums, I have also searched them for an answer to my problem but no luck!

This is my problem, I simply cant drag and drop files to folders after a BRAND NEW FRESH TNSTALL of windows 7 x64...its easier for me to show you than to explain.


I hope somebody can help me, im well baffled!!!

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21 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to the forum!

Are you able to drag and drop files in safe mode?
Also can you open your folder with double click in safe mode?
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21 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hello and thanks for your reply...yes i have tried booting in safe mode but its still exactly;y the same...this is very very confusing
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21 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anybody?...or are you as baffled as me! lol
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22 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you installed all the latest drivers, chipset etc., from your computer/motherboard manufacturers web site?
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22 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep all the latest Drivers are installed...My mobo is not fully supported by Windows 7 only Vista but there as never been a problem in the past! My mobo is an Abit ip35 Pro from late 2007 early 2008. Any drivers windows 7 finds come through via windows update and all install fine.

Im certain its not a hardware fault, like I say its always been fine in the Past, its only done this after a fresh install

and its still the same in safe mode Weird!!!!!!!
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22 Jan 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I see that its a fresh install and its a weird thing happening. but would suggest a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker. it requires a restart if violations are found.
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22 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hello thanks for your reply, i have just tried the scannow command but it found nothing whatsoever, i am just trying a system restore as far back as it will let me go see if this works lol
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22 Jan 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo36uk View Post
hello thanks for your reply, i have just tried the scannow command but it found nothing whatsoever, i am just trying a system restore as far back as it will let me go see if this works lol
not a bad idea.
let us know how it goes . you could also try creating a new user account and see if the same problem happens in that one.
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22 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well...the system restore has seemed to have done the trick, seems to be working fine again now :-) but saying that, there are now updates again on windows update that is asking to be installed...i wonder if it was a buggy update...i will just have to do them one by one!

thanks for your help, i will keep you informed
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