Desktop screen freezes up when I 'right click' mouse on any ico
I have had the mouse for quite some time and it worked nicely. Recently I wanted to download some pictures to my Webshots program and was informed that I had to upgrade to a new Webshots; I tried that and had nothing but problems with Webshots.
I wanted to get rid of the newer version of the Webshots program, but still keep the older version. I had the older version for quite some time so decided to restore my computer to before I upgraded the program. (about two weeks ago)
Everything worked fine except: When I start up my computer to the desktop, I cannot 'right click' any icons. If I try to right click any icon, everything freezes up and I have to shut down my computer manually.
After shutting down the computer, I can again start normally to get to my desk top. I can now 'double click' on any icon and get to any program I want; once I'm out of the desktop and into any program, I can now 'right click' and everything works.
P.S. Problem: Right Click on any desktop icon freezes up the computer--don't know why.
P.S. If you can help, it would be very much appreciated
Re: Desktop screen freezes up when I 'right click' mouse...
This sounds as if there is a problem with Webshots corrupting a specific dll file in the Windows system. I hate to say this, but that usually means a complete reinstall from scratch. I would recommend trying to backup all of the files and reinstall windows.
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The use of desktop icons has served to simplify opening and
using programs in Microsoft Windows.
With a simple click of the mouse, an entire program can be
Unfortunately those desktop icons can also be deleted, sometimes
accidentally or sometimes by the desktop cleaning utility that runs in Windows,
but there is a simple process to recover desktop icons.
Just follow these steps.
Click it without a ticket.
To restore lost desktop icons, first place your mouse anywhere
in a blank area on your desktop. Once you have placed your cursor in an unused
area of the desktop, right click.
Check the pop up.
Once you have right-clicked your mouse in the unused area of
your desktop you will receive a pop up menu or prompt.
Choose "Properties" by left clicking it with your
Grab that tab. Once you have clicked on
"Properties" you will receive a dialog box.
Click on the tab labeled "Desktop."
Once you have clicked the "Desktop" tab choose
"Customize Desktop" which will prompt another dialog box to open.
From there click on the "General" tab.
After you have clicked the "General" tab you will
see a list of icons.
Simply choose the icons you want restored or placed on the
desktop and then click "OK."
You have now successfully restored your desktop
if ur mouse moves and ur desktop frozen then it is not hardware malfunc it is definately a windows virus type try to login in safe mode if it doesnt help i worry u have to format ur hard drive and setup again all OS and applications u have this is the only solution and next time pls be updated in virus use pcc cillin or norton antivirus and update frequently and SCAN as well
Try changing the desktop properties for screensaver etc. right click on screen desktop and go into properties. It may be trying to start up the screensaver at 15 min. if so change to an hour ar even two. Hope this helps.
If you drag the icon from the address bar in IE to the desktop, it should change the icon when it is copied to the desktop.
go to the website and right-click on the icon you want to use and save the icon to disk. Download an icon editing tool and load the icon and save it as a .ico file. Then right-click - properties on the shortcut and then change icon and browse to the icon you just saved.
update your drivers once you install them, drivers are always comng out with new updates, to update a driver ---
Open your Control Panel. Click Start, (then pick Settings in 95/98/Me) then Control Panel. Double click the System icon and choose the Device Manager tab. Find the device for which you want to update the driver. Click the plus sign (+) next to the various categories, click on the device you want to update, and then click on “Properties” and the “Driver” tab.
Then click the “Update Driver” button. A dialog box will walk you through the process. Choose “Display a list of drivers ...,” then choose the “Have Disk” button and use the dialog box to find the “driver files” folder you created on your desktop. Choose the “.INF” file in that folder and click OK. The system will update the appropriate driver. If there is more than one .INF file, try each one until you get a successful install. Finally, reboot your machine so that the new driver can take effect.