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Cannot open Desktop icons. Vista 32 bit


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#1 edward3608

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:56 PM

I recently had a nasty rootkit virus removed from my machine through the kind help of Bleeping Computer.
The rootkit virus was infecting C:/ windows/system32/drivers/ndis.sys I have no idea if my problems now are some of the after effects of the prior problem. The virus was causing my browser to redirect after i would click on a link in a search engine. After getting rid of this bug my machine was back to normal and running great. Everything was working great. Now though, all of a sudden I cannot open any program using the desktop icons. I usually would double click on a icon and a listing of items would present itself with the top item being the open command. Now that does not happen when I double click on an icon. Once in a while when clicking on a desktop icon the program will open but the list of commands for that program does not present itself as it should when it is double clicked on. But never the less ,I can open the programs from the start up menu o r by opening the destop file and then just clicking on the item to highlighting it with my mouse in that folder and then clicking on open or explore located on the top of the file location. This seems to be doing this with all of my programs and files. Any help with this problem is appreciated greatly. P.S. I have Vista 32 bit OS .Also have the free versions of AVG 9 , and Malware bytes installed.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:54 PM

Try lnk fix from here: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/...dows-Vista.html

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:40 AM

I have tried that. Cannot open any file by double cicking on it. Especially Zip files. I cannot copy and paste items because scroll won't open. Desktop icons when double clicked on are highlighted in blue but scroll along side icon wont open. I had a malware virus that had caused my exe files to malfunction but I had restored these files by using Regfix. I have opened the program again using its folder located in the desktop file and have pressed merge but the problem is still there. I can open programs though by going directly to the programs folder by or through the start up menu by just a single click . Thanks

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:02 AM

Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista/7), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista/7).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista/7, most likely, you won't need it).
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista/7 case).

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:18 PM

I think that the problem is with the touchpad buttons. I used a mouse that I attached to laptop via USB port and I can open the desktop icons as before I had these problems. Also I ran Dell's hardware diagnostics test ,and according to it, the right touchpad button is malfunctioning. I have ordered a new Palmrest for my computer from Dell. Before I posted this topic, I should have considered that the problem could be a hardware malfunction. I am sorry that i wasted your time. Thank you for your help

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:19 PM

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