Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows won't move or close by clicking X

02 Jun 2009   #1
bohsocks

Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Windows won't move or close by clicking X

Hey guys. I recently upgraded from Beta 7000 to 7100.

On only ONE of my two user accounts, windows won't move by dragging the titlebar. Windows also won't close when I click on the X -- I have to right click on the taskbar and choose close.

I find it odd that this only happens on one account. Also, TextPad is unable to "create a blank document" on only that account -- but that problem isn't a major concern.

Any ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Jun 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bohsocks, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may just have a corrupted user account. You can create a new administrator account, then copy the contents of the old account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders into the corresponding new accoun'ts C:\Users\(user-name) folders to keep that account's settings.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #3
bohsocks

Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Hey.

Thanks for the reply!

To benefit my dual-booting ways, I'm going to be wiping my HD this weekend. Since the issue only happens on one account, I'm sure your fix would've done the trick.

Thanks for listening
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Jun 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. I hope the installation goes smoothly for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows won't move or close by clicking X




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Clicking on files move the columns in the folder...
Hi, I have this annoyng thing that i'm not able to change in windows 7 : when i browse a folder (i have the list visualization) if i have many files what happens when the folder is not enlarged (most of times) is that i see 2 colums of files. If i click on a file on the second column, that...
General Discussion
Can i move the X window close button to the bottom of the window?
Hi, This may sound stupid but i need to relocate the window close and resize buttons to the lower part of the window instead of the top so i can move the window to the upper part all the way up and it doesnt bounce back. Is it possible? Thank you.
Customization
How To Close (But Not Force Close) Program Automatically On A Schedule
not sure if it's possible in Task Scheduler but i really want it to work. Basically I know how to automatically start program in Task Scheduler and how to also force close it. If we want to force close it we just create a .bat file with text like TASKKILL /F /IM "nameofprogram.exe" and schedule to...
General Discussion
Clicking the red "x" will NOT close the window until I move the mouse.
Let me see if I can explain this so you guys can understand what my problem is. Lets say I have just clicked on the Internet explorer and the window opened up just like it is suppose to do. Now lets say that you want to close that Explorer window. What I have done for many many years all I...
General Discussion
Clicking taskbar icon does not cause move-to-front
When I click an icon on the taskbar, then the corresponding application window is not moved to the front of the screen. The taskbar icon flashes for a few seconds and then remains highlighted ,as if it is waiting to be moved to the front. When I want to see a window, I am now forced to minimize all...
General Discussion
can't move/resize/close windows
this is a new one for me, even though i did find some references to the problem from older builds, i can't find a solution. i did a clean install of 7201 32bit, installed some drivers, avast and office and i created a standard user for every day use. even though almost everything works great...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App