Quote: Originally Posted by Paper8
wondering if anyone could help with a little issue i am having with Windows 7.
Basically when i start up Windows 7, it loads without any issues until i try clicking on the icons on the desktop and along the bottom bar- as they do not register.
the only way i found around this is every time i start up i press ctrl+alt+del and then click cancel.
When Window screen pops up again, all the icons on both the desktop and task bar now respond and work.
This has been ongoing for a week now and it is really annoying me.
Any hints or help much appreciated.
Thank you in Advance.
Unusual, It might be a 'invisible' Window covering your entire desktop (lots of applications including Windows itself and Firefox use hidden Windows) If pressing alt-tab allows you to use your desktop icons without having todo your other trick of pressing ctrl+alt+del then its defiantly the problem.
Ive also noticed sometimes that some icons do not respond even though there their because after your desktop loads, it waits like 30 seconds before loading the non-important services and applications, that also might be the cause as one of these drivers
/services or applications could 'Halt' your desktop during this time while they wait for their services and drivers to be laoded, Logitec/HP and a lot of other hardware manufacturers have a horrible history of causing that to happen.
Solutions: try uninstalling anything you've installed this week or if you cbf, you can use System restore and roll back to a restore point before this started happening.