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Windows 7: Drag & drop not functioning

15 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Drag & drop not functioning

I am using Win7 Ultimate 64bit on a HP Touchsmart. Drag & drop is not working for some reason & I have tried all the fixes like holding the mouse button & hitting escape but nothing works. I have a Logitech Trackball mouse but I tried another mouse with the same results. I hope someone can help me with this.

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15 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

I use 2 methods for diagnosing such a problem, first is to reboot into Safe Mode and try to drag and drop a file in Windows Explorer and the other is to boot to a Linux LiveCD/LiveDVD and do the same, should confirm or eliminate whether it's a hardware issue.
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15 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro

See here:

Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically

Then try sfc:

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them
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15 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I ran this & it found 3 problems & corrected them. Seems to have worked. Thanks a bunch!
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