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Windows 7: Desktop problems- no right click action

11 Aug 2012   #1

win7 home premium (64-bit)
 
 
Desktop problems- no right click action

Reviewed old threads, checked virus and registry errors. Problem unresolved:


No right-click or double-click action on descktop icons. Left -click 'Open' works OK. Sometimes app will lockup and red-X Close tab is greyed. I can fix the Close tab by going to task manager and come back out without taking any action in taskmanager.

Problem started several week ago and is getting progressively worse. Tried Restoring to previous version without success.

Running AVG Internet Security 2011 and AVG PC Tuneup. Tuneup consistently shows 114 registry errors it can't fix....running programs,etc.

Googled 'false desktops' as suggested no Joy!


Thanks in advance

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11 Aug 2012   #2

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

Just to check run Malwarebytes from here: Malwarebytes
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12 Aug 2012   #3

win7 home premium (64-bit)
 
 

Thanks... Malware found infection and repaired, but problem persists... no double-click on desktop icons, no drap & drop in apps, no hotspots in apps either. Any further suggestions?
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12 Aug 2012   #4

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

OK now try this:
Download and install ccleaner. Use the registry tool to scan and repair all issues. You may need to run this several times to resolve all the issues.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
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12 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You probably got this registry problem by running registry Tune Up programs and I don't thing you will fix them with another registry cleaning tool. A repair and install or a clean install is probably your only options.
Repair Install

Clean Install Windows 7
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12 Aug 2012   #6

win7 home premium (64-bit)
 
 

Cleanup didn't work. Before i do a repair install (ugh!), should I try a System Restore (WIN 7) including System Image? It would take me back well before 'the troubles'.
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12 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sure you can and it very well might solve your problem. Let us know how things go.
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12 Aug 2012   #8

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Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdb430 View Post
Reviewed old threads, checked virus and registry errors. Problem unresolved:


No right-click or double-click action on descktop icons. Left -click 'Open' works OK.
What do you mean with Left -click 'Open' works OK? Left click should by default not bring up any menus.

If left click brings up a context menu with Open and other options, then you have reversed button functions, left button acting as right button and vice versa. If this is the case does the right double click open files / apps?

Kari
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13 Aug 2012   #9

win7 home premium (64-bit)
 
 

I did not reverse button functions. Right button does nothing.
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13 Aug 2012   #10

win7 home premium (64-bit)
 
 

System restore did not help!!!!!!!!!!!
I have year old iso file for other 64bit toshiba machine. Can I use it for Repair Install? If not, I need link to download again. I lost it.
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