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Windows 7: Desktop Icons & Right Click Not Working

30 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Desktop Icons & Right Click Not Working

Hey Guys,
I did a clean install of Win 7 32bit last week and I am facing this issue once in a while. The desktop icons can't be used I can't click or select any icon, also right click of the mouse doesn't work. I can right click on the taskbar or in windows explorer but not on the desktop. Even show desktop icon doesn't work when the above happens.
There is no specific time when this happens or it doesn't happen after running a particular program so I can't figure out what is the reason for this random fault.

Please help

Thanks,
Chinu


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30 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Try running a system file check: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Failing that, you could try a repair install: Repair Install
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30 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

SFC did not find any thing wrong.....now what do you suggest????
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30 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The repair install that I also gave you the link for.
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30 Apr 2012   #5

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Where did you get your Win 7 install disc? Are you running antivirus?
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11 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

My friend gave me the Windows 7 disc and yes I do have an antivirus, using Bitdifender.I have come to know what is causing the problem. It seems to be iexplore.exe, I always use chrome and I saw this process in task manager when I ended it I could use my desktop so I don't know what to do now. If it is a virus then Bitdefender doesn't seem to pick it up. Please help !
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11 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

what kind of mouse do you have?
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11 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote:
My friend gave me the Windows 7 disc
Then buy a legal version like the rest of us!!!!!
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11 May 2012   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Was this a disc straight from Microsoft or was this a disc burned by your friend and given to you (i.e. could this have been improperly downloaded and/or burned)?
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11 Aug 2012   #10

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I have just bought a brand new HP laptop with windows 7 and the right click has stopped working twice now ! No idea what is causing it to stop but it starts working again after rebooting. Very frustrating, however the programs will run when you use OPEN command. Cant open eg a new folder or start a program or anything from desktop using right click from laptop mouse. ANY ONE out there have a clue ?
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