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18-Aug-2012, 06:50 AM #1
Solved: Double click will not open 'Computee'.
Hello,Over the last week or so I have encountered a problem which I have been unable to solve.


I use a seperate SDD on which I play DCS World Games .Win7 is also on that disk as part of a dual boot but here it only serves to operate the games and ancilliaries.


I have found that when clicking on 'Computer' in the Start Menu or the icon on Desktop ; there is no response and I cannot gain access to computer on on that disk.


I have run various malware, anti virus programs but all seems clear . I have formatted and reinstalled Win7 and the games from DCS. At first all was well but the problem has returned . I should have mentioned that last week the problen extended to 'Task Manager' ans 'Waste Basket' ; neither would open to a double click.

The fact that the problem has returned makes me believe that a virus is high on the list of suspects but I cannot locate it.

Could you please help me with this?

Mike

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18-Aug-2012, 08:51 AM #2
try safe mode and let me know what happens.
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18-Aug-2012, 10:36 AM #3
Go to Control Panel > Mouse > Double Click Speed and test double clicking the mouse, see if that test folder opens. Maybe its a problem with your mouse.
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18-Aug-2012, 02:46 PM #4
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try safe mode and let me know what happens.
Hello, Thanks for the speedy reply.

I tried safe mode as per your suggestion and things worked quite normally

Can you advise the next move please?

Thanks
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18-Aug-2012, 02:49 PM #5
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Go to Control Panel > Mouse > Double Click Speed and test double clicking the mouse, see if that test folder opens. Maybe its a problem with your mouse.

Thanks for the suggestion but the mouse setup is as it should be
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18-Aug-2012, 02:54 PM #6
Try a Clean Boot troubleshooting procedure in order to isolate the offending program blocking those applications in Normal Mode. Run it for both Services and Startup items.
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18-Aug-2012, 11:50 PM #7
follow the steps as mention by Phantom010 above and please suggest.
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follow the steps as mention by Phantom010 above and please suggest.
Hello,
I ran a two stage clean boot as advised but found nothing of concern.

I now find that not only does 'Computer' not respond correctly to double clicks, but nor does anything listed above 'Computer' on the Start menu.

What now happens is that when I double click on any such item i.e Computer,Games, Music,Documents,Libraries and my user folder, they form minature unreadable and unuseable pages along the task bar.

Those items listed below ' Computer' that is Control Panel , Devices etc, still act normally.

Thanks for the time you are taking with this one. Without your help it is quite beyond me.

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19-Aug-2012, 06:17 AM #9
Hello.

I have solved the problem thro' pure chance.

I ran 'Troubleshooter'-- Hardware ----Configure a device (all of which I had done before) and the program found a device which had not been configured correctly --it didn't say which one.

The problem now seems solved .

I thank you very much indeed for your help
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