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Windows 7: My desktop will not respond correctly.

14 Feb 2015   #1
larrys2006

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
My desktop will not respond correctly.

I am running windows 7 64 bit and when I left click on the desktop icons nothing happens but if I right click and hit open it loads the program. If I left click on the task bar icons the program loads, what do I do to fix this?


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14 Feb 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can try rebuilding the icon cache and see if that helps.
Icon Cache - Rebuild

If that doesn't help, i would run a system file check.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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14 Feb 2015   #3
larrys2006

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

I did both things but nothing, I just noticed when I tried to click in computer to go to another drive by left clicking on the letter it would not work I had to right click and hit open to go to the drive.
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15 Feb 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Did the problem start recently and do you have a restore point from before the problem started ?
If you do, you can try doing a system restore.
System Restore

Do you run system optimizers, tune-up utilities, registry cleaners, etc. ?
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15 Feb 2015   #5
larrys2006

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
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It started yesterday I have a backup from a month ago made by the program reflect but I hope not to loose all the things I have done.and I have system mechanic
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15 Feb 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Tune up programs such as system mechanic can cause more problems than they solve.
If it doesn't have a detailed log of what it changed, there is no way of knowing what changed.

The only "tuneup" program I use is CCleaner / file cleanup.
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15 Feb 2015   #7
larrys2006

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
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what part of windows controls when you click, besides mouse software.
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15 Feb 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can look in Ease of Access Center, but i don't think any setting there would cause this.

You could try a clean startup to make sure you don't have some program causing it.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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15 Feb 2015   #9
larrys2006

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

I just tried both but still have the problem, even in my mail program.
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15 Feb 2015   #10
larrys2006

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

you will not believe this!! I entered the problem in google and the first thing that came up I clicked on and it said to check if the mouse double click was set too high and it was! Can you believe it was that simple.
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