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Windows 7: Icons disappearing with error messages and being sent to Recycle Bin

30 Jan 2012   #51

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robhull View Post
Yes, I'm sure. Just tested it:

● Turn on computer > Right click on empty space on desktop > Choose New Text Document > Name it > Click on the new document icon > it opens. (and so do other icons after I do this operation)

● Turn on computer > Click an icon > It disappears and goes to the Recycle Bin with "Can't find..." message.
This is close to impossible!!

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05 Nov 2012   #52

Windows 7 x64

If you found a solution to this issue, my apologies for the highly delayed post. I expereinced this on a new system - straight out of the box. After checking all possible sources, I happened to look closely at the keyboard and noticed the "delete" key was slightly off kilter and low on one corner. I removed the key then replaced and the problem was solved. An earlier poster touched on it, suggesting you replace your keyboard and mouse to see if it corrects the problem.

As always, other things being equal, the simpler explanation is usually the right one.

Good luck.
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