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Old 18th January 2010   #1
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Desktop icons not working


Suddenly after a reboot, all my desktop icons including those in the tray have stopped working (i.e., can't select by clicking; can't execute by double-clicking; can't see their properties by right clicking). In contrast, I can do all these things via Start. Please advise.

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Hi Laurie and welcome to WindowsBBS

If you right click on an empty space on the desktop do you see a menu?

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I do get the "Arrange icons..." menu as expected. But I also get that when I right click on any of the desktop icons. What do you think?

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Shut the pc down and bring it back up...

Did you make ANY type of change to the pc?

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Originally Posted by wildfire View Post
Hi Laurie and welcome to WindowsBBS

If you right click on an empty space on the desktop do you see a menu?
Yes...it's the "Arrange by...." menu as expected. However, I get the same menu by right-clicking on any of the desktop icons. Any suggestions?

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p.s. I just tried a quick reply but it disappeared.

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As Steve was perhaps suggesting, try a system restore to a point before this happened?

What if any changes have you made recently?


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Originally Posted by wildfire View Post
As Steve was perhaps suggesting, try a system restore to a point before this happened?

What if any changes have you made recently?
Well, the system restore seems to have worked. I had to take it back to before I installed a driver upgrade for TigerJet Internet Phone...although I don't have a clue as to how that could produce the problem. Go figure!

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No problem, glad you got it sorted and for letting us know, perhaps you would care to mark this thread as resolved?

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No problem, glad you got it sorted and for letting us know, perhaps you would care to mark this thread as resolved?
Yes...my problem with the inert desktop icons was resolved by a simple System Restore. However, try as I might, I cannot see anything named "Thread Tools" near the top of this screen so I'm going to post it anyway and look on the resulting screen.

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