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Desktop icons STILL not working! Help!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Roy, May 1, 2010.

  1. Roy

    Roy Flightless Bird

    I've posted this before, but without much luck.

    To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    will highlight them. Doesn't work.

    The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    desktop Gadgets like the Clock.

    I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    there's no other pattern to it that I can see.

    Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    help.

    TIA
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 05/01/2010 01:51 PM, Roy wrote:
    > I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >
    > To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    > disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    > mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    > Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    > will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >
    > The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    > desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >
    > I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    > there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >
    > Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    > I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    > help.
    >
    > TIA


    Time to back up your data (if you can) and reinstall Windows 7. Have
    fun. Course, installing Ubuntu would be faster but you probably believe
    all the Win Trolls who lie about Ubuntu each and every day.

    --

    Alias
     
  3. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Roy wrote:
    > I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >
    > To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    > disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    > mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    > Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    > will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >
    > The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    > desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >
    > I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    > there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >
    > Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    > I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    > help.
    >
    > TIA

    Tried a different mouse??
    If you have a wireless mouse changed the batteries??
     
  4. John B. Slocomb

    John B. Slocomb Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 01 May 2010 13:53:40 +0200, Alias
    <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >On 05/01/2010 01:51 PM, Roy wrote:
    >> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>
    >> To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    >> disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    >> mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    >> Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    >> will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >>
    >> The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    >> desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >>
    >> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>
    >> Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    >> I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    >> help.
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    >Time to back up your data (if you can) and reinstall Windows 7. Have
    >fun. Course, installing Ubuntu would be faster but you probably believe
    >all the Win Trolls who lie about Ubuntu each and every day.



    Ah yes. the much advertised new purple Ubuntu that solves all
    problems.

    And here is a number of posts from Ubuntu users who have tried to
    install the much vaunted new version

    The first on is a real winner - note the amount of tie it took to
    install Ubuntu.

    No help here - just upgraded online to 10 (total six hours!) and boots
    in
    text mode, startx gives me a softly backlit but otherwise featureless
    screen. Worked ok on 9.0 and 9.1. Radeon 9200 video with athlon XP-A
    1920MHz
    CPU.
    It managed the upgrade process in GUI mode, changing the desktop
    background
    in the process, but on reboot no GUI.
    Just burned the ISO and getting the same result.
    Plan A is to get the 9.10 ISO and use that

    Regards

    Mike


    Thanks for the helpful reply.

    I tried it because it "just worked" on the live CD of 9.10. Didn't
    have
    to do anything, so why waste my time figuring out stuff that I don't
    have to?

    As of now, though, I can't even *find* a xorg.conf so that might be
    part
    of the problem... not that I'd really be comfortable manually editing
    it
    if I *could* find it...

    nate

    > I haven't installed it.


    Thank you for sharing that piece of information with the world.

    We shall await your announcement that it is safe to install
    when you report back with a successful installation.


    John B. Slocomb
    (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
     
  5. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    > I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >
    > To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    > disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    > mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    > Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    > will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >
    > The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    > desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >
    > I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    > there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >
    > Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    > I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    > help.
    >
    > TIA


    Do you mean Microsoft desktop icons ( Computer, Documents, Recycle bin, Network etc.)
    or icons that you have created ?
     
  6. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    John B. Slocomb wrote:
    > On Sat, 01 May 2010 13:53:40 +0200, Alias
    > <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >> On 05/01/2010 01:51 PM, Roy wrote:
    >>> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>>
    >>> To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    >>> disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    >>> mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    >>> Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    >>> will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >>>
    >>> The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    >>> desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >>>
    >>> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >>> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>>
    >>> Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    >>> I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    >>> help.
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >>
    >> Time to back up your data (if you can) and reinstall Windows 7. Have
    >> fun. Course, installing Ubuntu would be faster but you probably believe
    >> all the Win Trolls who lie about Ubuntu each and every day.

    >
    >
    > Ah yes. the much advertised new purple Ubuntu that solves all
    > problems.


    And YOUR solution for the OP is what, diss Ubuntu?

    > And here is a number of posts from Ubuntu users who have tried to
    > install the much vaunted new version
    >
    > The first on is a real winner - note the amount of tie it took to
    > install Ubuntu.
    >
    > No help here - just upgraded online to 10 (total six hours!) and boots
    > in
    > text mode, startx gives me a softly backlit but otherwise featureless
    > screen. Worked ok on 9.0 and 9.1. Radeon 9200 video with athlon XP-A
    > 1920MHz
    > CPU.
    > It managed the upgrade process in GUI mode, changing the desktop
    > background
    > in the process, but on reboot no GUI.
    > Just burned the ISO and getting the same result.
    > Plan A is to get the 9.10 ISO and use that
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >
    > Thanks for the helpful reply.
    >
    > I tried it because it "just worked" on the live CD of 9.10. Didn't
    > have
    > to do anything, so why waste my time figuring out stuff that I don't
    > have to?
    >
    > As of now, though, I can't even *find* a xorg.conf so that might be
    > part
    > of the problem... not that I'd really be comfortable manually editing
    > it
    > if I *could* find it...
    >
    > nate
    >
    >> I haven't installed it.

    >
    > Thank you for sharing that piece of information with the world.
    >
    > We shall await your announcement that it is safe to install
    > when you report back with a successful installation.
    >
    >
    > John B. Slocomb
    > (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)


    You've just proved that a clean install is better, especially when the
    new version is so different. Try upgrading XP to Windows 7 and then get
    back to us on how successful you were.

    --
    Alias
     
  7. Roy

    Roy Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 01 May 2010 08:08:51 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >Roy wrote:
    >> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>
    >> To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    >> disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    >> mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    >> Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    >> will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >>
    >> The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    >> desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >>
    >> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>
    >> Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    >> I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    >> help.
    >>
    >> TIA

    >Tried a different mouse??
    >If you have a wireless mouse changed the batteries??


    Thank you for a solution that does not involve Ubuntu! No, I haven't
    tried a different mouse. I will next time it happens. No, it isn't
    wireless.
     
  8. Roy

    Roy Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 1 May 2010 14:04:16 +0100, "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote:

    >
    >"Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    >> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>
    >> To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    >> disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    >> mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    >> Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    >> will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >>
    >> The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    >> desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >>
    >> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>
    >> Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    >> I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    >> help.
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    >Do you mean Microsoft desktop icons ( Computer, Documents, Recycle bin, Network etc.)
    >or icons that you have created ?
    >

    Both.
     
  9. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    > I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >
    > I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    > there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >
    > TIA


    Try opening Task Manager and see if Internet Explorer is still running after
    you close it. If so, end the task and check your icons.

    This really isn't a solution, but have you tried an alternative Web browser
    like Firefox to see if it also causes the problem? If not, that would point
    toward IE as the source. Perhaps others with more knowledge could help from
    there, or you could switch browsers.
     
  10. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 05/01/2010 05:10 PM, Roy wrote:
    > On Sat, 01 May 2010 08:08:51 -0400, LouB<Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> Roy wrote:
    >>> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>>
    >>> To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    >>> disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    >>> mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    >>> Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    >>> will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >>>
    >>> The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    >>> desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >>>
    >>> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >>> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>>
    >>> Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    >>> I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    >>> help.
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >> Tried a different mouse??
    >> If you have a wireless mouse changed the batteries??

    >
    > Thank you for a solution that does not involve Ubuntu!


    The other suggestion is what you'll probably have to do: reinstall
    Windows and the seven dwarfs. Have fun.

    > No, I haven't
    > tried a different mouse. I will next time it happens. No, it isn't
    > wireless.


    It ain't the mouse.

    --

    Alias
     
  11. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Thip wrote:
    > "Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    > news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    >> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>
    >> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    > Try opening Task Manager and see if Internet Explorer is still running
    > after you close it. If so, end the task and check your icons.
    >
    > This really isn't a solution, but have you tried an alternative Web
    > browser like Firefox to see if it also causes the problem? If not, that
    > would point toward IE as the source. Perhaps others with more knowledge
    > could help from there, or you could switch browsers.



    I've been using an alternative browser since Windows95, and
    believe me, it is an alternative solution. Nobody has to stick
    with Windows Internet Explorer.

    -Al-
     
  12. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    news:hrhn28$25j$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> I've been using an alternative browser since Windows95, and

    > believe me, it is an alternative solution. Nobody has to stick with
    > Windows Internet Explorer.
    >
    > -Al-


    Some prefer it. It's a personal choice; I use FF. I just was interested in
    seeing if the problem could specifically be IE.
     
  13. John B. Slocomb

    John B. Slocomb Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 01 May 2010 15:10:01 +0200, Alias
    <aka@maskedandanymous.org.invalido> wrote:

    >John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >> On Sat, 01 May 2010 13:53:40 +0200, Alias
    >> <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 05/01/2010 01:51 PM, Roy wrote:
    >>>> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>>>
    >>>> To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    >>>> disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    >>>> mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    >>>> Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    >>>> will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >>>>
    >>>> The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    >>>> desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >>>> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>>>
    >>>> Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    >>>> I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    >>>> help.
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> Time to back up your data (if you can) and reinstall Windows 7. Have
    >>> fun. Course, installing Ubuntu would be faster but you probably believe
    >>> all the Win Trolls who lie about Ubuntu each and every day.

    >>
    >>
    >> Ah yes. the much advertised new purple Ubuntu that solves all
    >> problems.

    >
    >And YOUR solution for the OP is what, diss Ubuntu?


    It is not disrespectful to tell the truth, and the truth about Ubuntu
    is that it has as many problems as any other distro and is not the end
    all, be all, of operating systems as you and other newbees advertise
    it to be.

    As shown below in posts made to a Ubuntu discussion group it has some
    fairly significant failings - which you seem to ignore, or deny.

    Or perhaps you do not consider Not having a display as significant?

    In short, you are very nearly guilt of fraud and certainly guilty of
    lying when you extol Ubuntu as the "perfect system".


    >
    >> And here is a number of posts from Ubuntu users who have tried to
    >> install the much vaunted new version
    >>
    >> The first on is a real winner - note the amount of tie it took to
    >> install Ubuntu.
    >>
    >> No help here - just upgraded online to 10 (total six hours!) and boots
    >> in
    >> text mode, startx gives me a softly backlit but otherwise featureless
    >> screen. Worked ok on 9.0 and 9.1. Radeon 9200 video with athlon XP-A
    >> 1920MHz
    >> CPU.
    >> It managed the upgrade process in GUI mode, changing the desktop
    >> background
    >> in the process, but on reboot no GUI.
    >> Just burned the ISO and getting the same result.
    >> Plan A is to get the 9.10 ISO and use that
    >>
    >> Regards
    >>
    >> Mike
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks for the helpful reply.
    >>
    >> I tried it because it "just worked" on the live CD of 9.10. Didn't
    >> have
    >> to do anything, so why waste my time figuring out stuff that I don't
    >> have to?
    >>
    >> As of now, though, I can't even *find* a xorg.conf so that might be
    >> part
    >> of the problem... not that I'd really be comfortable manually editing
    >> it
    >> if I *could* find it...
    >>
    >> nate
    >>
    >>> I haven't installed it.

    >>
    >> Thank you for sharing that piece of information with the world.
    >>
    >> We shall await your announcement that it is safe to install
    >> when you report back with a successful installation.
    >>
    >>
    >> John B. Slocomb
    >> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)

    >


    John B. Slocomb
    (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
     
  14. Skipai Otter

    Skipai Otter Flightless Bird

    "Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    > I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >
    > To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    > disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    > mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    > Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    > will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >
    > The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    > desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >
    > I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    > there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >
    > Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    > I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    > help.


    Hmm, weird as I've not had any of the issues with win7 64bit like that.

    Only things I can think of before you have to start from fresh again is the
    following:

    1. Update graphic drivers after uninstalling them.
    2. Update mouse drivers if able to download new versions.
    3. If still problems, try a different mouse and see if problem comes about
    again.
    4. Run IE in safe mode. Does it happen on both 32bit and 64bit versions?
    Also try running IE again in normal mode but with addon's disabled.
    5. Run SFC to check windows core files to see if nothing has gone wrong
    with those.

    Not sure on anything else to check before having to do a complete clean
    reinstall.

    --
    Skipai
     
  15. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    John B. Slocomb wrote:
    > On Sat, 01 May 2010 15:10:01 +0200, Alias
    > <aka@maskedandanymous.org.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >> John B. Slocomb wrote:
    >>> On Sat, 01 May 2010 13:53:40 +0200, Alias
    >>> <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 05/01/2010 01:51 PM, Roy wrote:
    >>>>> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    >>>>> disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    >>>>> mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    >>>>> Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    >>>>> will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    >>>>> desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >>>>> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    >>>>> I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    >>>>> help.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> TIA
    >>>>
    >>>> Time to back up your data (if you can) and reinstall Windows 7. Have
    >>>> fun. Course, installing Ubuntu would be faster but you probably believe
    >>>> all the Win Trolls who lie about Ubuntu each and every day.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Ah yes. the much advertised new purple Ubuntu that solves all
    >>> problems.

    >>
    >> And YOUR solution for the OP is what, diss Ubuntu?

    >
    > It is not disrespectful to tell the truth, and the truth about Ubuntu
    > is that it has as many problems as any other distro and is not the end
    > all, be all, of operating systems as you and other newbees advertise
    > it to be.


    I have *never* posted that it is the "he end all, be all, of operating
    system." This makes you a LIAR.

    >
    > As shown below in posts made to a Ubuntu discussion group it has some
    > fairly significant failings - which you seem to ignore, or deny.


    Another lie.

    >
    > Or perhaps you do not consider Not having a display as significant?


    No problem here.

    >
    > In short, you are very nearly guilt of fraud and certainly guilty of
    > lying when you extol Ubuntu as the "perfect system".


    Considering I don't ... you're lying again. Are you related to the
    Nymshifter?
    >
    >
    >>
    >>> And here is a number of posts from Ubuntu users who have tried to
    >>> install the much vaunted new version
    >>>
    >>> The first on is a real winner - note the amount of tie it took to
    >>> install Ubuntu.
    >>>
    >>> No help here - just upgraded online to 10 (total six hours!) and boots
    >>> in
    >>> text mode, startx gives me a softly backlit but otherwise featureless
    >>> screen. Worked ok on 9.0 and 9.1. Radeon 9200 video with athlon XP-A
    >>> 1920MHz
    >>> CPU.
    >>> It managed the upgrade process in GUI mode, changing the desktop
    >>> background
    >>> in the process, but on reboot no GUI.
    >>> Just burned the ISO and getting the same result.
    >>> Plan A is to get the 9.10 ISO and use that
    >>>
    >>> Regards
    >>>
    >>> Mike
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the helpful reply.
    >>>
    >>> I tried it because it "just worked" on the live CD of 9.10. Didn't
    >>> have
    >>> to do anything, so why waste my time figuring out stuff that I don't
    >>> have to?
    >>>
    >>> As of now, though, I can't even *find* a xorg.conf so that might be
    >>> part
    >>> of the problem... not that I'd really be comfortable manually editing
    >>> it
    >>> if I *could* find it...
    >>>
    >>> nate
    >>>
    >>>> I haven't installed it.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you for sharing that piece of information with the world.
    >>>
    >>> We shall await your announcement that it is safe to install
    >>> when you report back with a successful installation.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> John B. Slocomb
    >>> (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)

    >>

    >
    > John B. Slocomb
    > (johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)



    --
    Alias
     
  16. Roy

    Roy Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 1 May 2010 11:35:54 -0400, "Thip" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

    >"Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    >news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    >> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>
    >> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    >Try opening Task Manager and see if Internet Explorer is still running after
    >you close it. If so, end the task and check your icons.
    >
    >This really isn't a solution, but have you tried an alternative Web browser
    >like Firefox to see if it also causes the problem? If not, that would point
    >toward IE as the source. Perhaps others with more knowledge could help from
    >there, or you could switch browsers.


    You know, that is actually a great idea! I'll try that. Thanks, Thip.

    (Just out of curiousity, I spent most of yesterday downloading and
    installing Ubuntu 10.04--FOUR tries to get it to install without
    crashing! I hate it already. Gnome is pretty, though. The way they try
    to copy Windows!
     
  17. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 05/02/2010 03:13 PM, Roy wrote:
    > On Sat, 1 May 2010 11:35:54 -0400, "Thip"<me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >
    >> "Roy"<rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    >> news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    >>> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>>
    >>> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >>> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >>
    >> Try opening Task Manager and see if Internet Explorer is still running after
    >> you close it. If so, end the task and check your icons.
    >>
    >> This really isn't a solution, but have you tried an alternative Web browser
    >> like Firefox to see if it also causes the problem? If not, that would point
    >> toward IE as the source. Perhaps others with more knowledge could help from
    >> there, or you could switch browsers.

    >
    > You know, that is actually a great idea! I'll try that. Thanks, Thip.
    >
    > (Just out of curiousity, I spent most of yesterday downloading and
    > installing Ubuntu 10.04--FOUR tries to get it to install without
    > crashing! I hate it already. Gnome is pretty, though. The way they try
    > to copy Windows!


    Beryl came out loooooooooooooooooooong before Vista and their "aero",
    which is a dumbed down Compiz. You did, of course, run a MD5SUM on your
    download before burning it to a CD, right? You can even do that in
    Windows with a Windows program.

    --

    Alias
     
  18. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hrk5md$8ln$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 05/02/2010 03:13 PM, Roy wrote:
    >> On Sat, 1 May 2010 11:35:54 -0400, "Thip"<me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Roy"<rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    >>>> I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    >>>> there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> Try opening Task Manager and see if Internet Explorer is still running
    >>> after
    >>> you close it. If so, end the task and check your icons.
    >>>
    >>> This really isn't a solution, but have you tried an alternative Web
    >>> browser
    >>> like Firefox to see if it also causes the problem? If not, that would
    >>> point
    >>> toward IE as the source. Perhaps others with more knowledge could help
    >>> from
    >>> there, or you could switch browsers.

    >>
    >> You know, that is actually a great idea! I'll try that. Thanks, Thip.
    >>
    >> (Just out of curiousity, I spent most of yesterday downloading and
    >> installing Ubuntu 10.04--FOUR tries to get it to install without
    >> crashing! I hate it already. Gnome is pretty, though. The way they try
    >> to copy Windows!

    >
    > Beryl came out loooooooooooooooooooong before Vista and their "aero",
    > which is a dumbed down Compiz. You did, of course, run a MD5SUM on your
    > download before burning it to a CD, right? You can even do that in Windows
    > with a Windows program.
    >


    He had a standard experience ... don't act all surprised there, dummy.

    (Actually Roy... KDE is pretty, gnome is kinda plain.)
     
  19. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    news:p25ot5pro5aah1slg4fknds7tou1s4qsld@4ax.com...
    > I've posted this before, but without much luck.
    >
    > To reiterate: Sometimes my desktop icons will stop working. They don't
    > disappear, they don't move around, they just don't respond to the
    > mouse in any way. I can't select them, double click them, or anything.
    > Usually (in 64-bit Windows 7) just hovering the mouse over the icons
    > will highlight them. Doesn't work.
    >
    > The Quick Launch, Taskbar, Start Button, etc, all work fine. So do
    > desktop Gadgets like the Clock.
    >
    > I've noticed that this seems to happen after I use Internet Explorer,
    > there's no other pattern to it that I can see.
    >
    > Don't bother telling me to scan for viruses, malmare, adware, etcware;
    > I've done that again and again with multiple products. It doesn't
    > help.
    >
    > TIA


    Sorry I don't have an answer, but just posting to let you know that you are
    not alone. This same thing happened to me twice last week, after my son had
    been using the computer. I just assumed one of his games was not closing
    properly, and haven't really tried to figure out what was causing the
    problem. A reboot fixed it each time. Next time (if it happens again), I
    will specifically check to see what was/is running and try to isolate it.
     
  20. SomersetMoose

    SomersetMoose Flightless Bird

    I had the same problem recently and found that the following solution fixed it:

    Check that you are using the 64 bit version of IE. I found that following an MS update the desktop Icon was pointing to the 32 bit version and this causes the problem. I had both versions listed in 'All Programs' and running the 64 bit version fixed it.
    To check you are running IE 64 bit go to 'Help - About IE'. If it doesn't say 64 Bit next to the version then you are running the 32bit version.
    Hope that helps.
     

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