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Windows 7: Stuck on the desktop...

04 Aug 2009   #11
Khuffie

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, I gave in and did a repair install. No luck. Then I gave in and did a clean install...

...no luck!

I thought it might be my graphic drivers, so I downloaded my ATI drivers. I noticed, as soon as I approved the 'UAC' prompt, window focus behaved correctly. If I restart the machine, focus doesn't work. But I launch an installer that asks for UAC, focus starts working again.

I tried disabling UAC completely, didn't work.

This is just plain weird!


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04 Aug 2009   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Khuffie, take out ALL NON ESSENTIAL HARDWARE in your computer, and reinstall. Does the problem still occur? If not, then add in another piece or two. If it ever does occur, take out the last piece installed, and test again. If the problem stops, add in a different piece until all but the offending piece is installed. You have found the culprit.

~Lordbob
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05 Aug 2009   #13
Khuffie

Windows 7
 
 

I seriously doubt the culprit is a hardware issue. It's most likely a Windows update that broke something.
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05 Aug 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Khuffie View Post
I can use the mouse to click. If I right click on the desktop and get the contextual menu of the desktop, but when I bring up one of the options, I can't use them.
K

Mouse driver? firewall or AV preventing mouse click? we could help more if we had your system specs, etc

Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Khuffie View Post
I seriously doubt the culprit is a hardware issue. It's most likely a Windows update that broke something.
Well, ok. If you have onboard video, then pull out the video card and try that. If the problem still occurs, then it is probably your video driver (Make sure to uninstall the old driver).

~Lordbob
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05 Aug 2009   #16
Khuffie

Windows 7
 
 

No on board video, but I think I solved it...

I have a logitech wireless keyboard/mouse combo, and after installing the drivers along with Logitech's SetPoint application, it seems to work. If I close SetPoint, it stops working. Run it again, starts working.

Not really sure why it started happening. Been running Windows 7 since the beta with no SetPoint and no issues. I had even tried using a different mouse earlier, no luck. Weirdness.
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