Drag not working on XP desktop?

By nbnorth ·
I try to drag a shortcut icon on desktop to a folder on desktop, the shortcut icon freezes over the folder icon. Task Manager application tab says drag not responding. Then all of Windows freezes and I have to power down and restart. Drag works OK in MS Explorer window. Have scanned with MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware, Avast, Spybot S&amp. Repeated Windows power downs resulted in BSOD message unmountable_boot_volume, which I was able to correct with recovery console. But the drag on desktop problem remained.

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DragNdropx reg

by nbnorth In reply to See if this helps

I'm afraid the dragNDrop.reg file for XP did not work.

I have bookmarked the page for other potential use.

Thanks for your idea.

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That's a bummer

by Jacky Howe In reply to DragNdropx reg

You could run the sfc /scannow command to have XP's or Vista's System File Checker look at all the important system files and make sure they are not corrupted.

Click Start, Run and type sfc /scannow and press Enter. Have your Operating System CD/DVD handy as you may need it.

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sfc scannow did not help

by nbnorth In reply to That's a bummer

sfc /scannow did not help. I just realized that I ran it in the command line rather than Run. Should that be an issue?

sfc was an interesting exercise, in running through a tutorial on it.


Any other ideas?

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Can you try

by Jacky Howe In reply to sfc scannow did not help

and Restore the System to an ealier time, before this happend. That is, if you didn't turn off System Restore, to run the Viral checks.

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It didn't help

by nbnorth In reply to Can you try

I tried Windows System Restore without success. I also have actual registry backups via ERUNT and chose a time prior to beginning of the drag problem.

I tried the repair function on my Windows setup disk. That failed miserably. I could no longer boot into safe mode or anything else. The progress bar on the Windows splash screen went forward for hours without completing. I ultimately installed Windows with a fresh install, including pre-formatting the entire hard drive.

This time delay in responding to your suggestion results from the new Windows install and reinstalling my applications.

Thanks all for trying to give me a good solution.

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So a reinstall

by Jacky Howe In reply to It didn't help

has saved the day.

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