Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:28 PM
The original problem is that when I got my laptop I used the icon that just said "Internet Explorer" had no issues for about a month or so. Then I noticed that once I clicked on Internet Explorer and surfed the internet it was all ok . . . UNTIL I would close the original window that Internet Explorer opened.
Once I close that window, then hovering over desktop icons with my mouse pointer would not highlight any icon and I also could not click on any Desktop icon at all. I could click on items in the taskbar at the bottom of the desktop screen, but not on any desktop icons.
The problem would correct itself after a re-start of the computer or if I cleared the desktop by going into the Task Manager and stopping the process "explorer.exe", then I could go to Start, then Run and run "explorer.exe" to refresh the desktop items. After doing that or re-starting the computer all would be good again until I opened Internet Explorer and then closed the original window.
So, once I realized the issue was with Internet Explorer, I was looking through my list of programs under Start, then All Programs, I noticed something I have not noticed before. In the list of Programs there is an "Internet Explorer" and a separate program "Internet Explorer 64-bit". I do not expereince the problem if I use the "nternet Explorer 64-bit". I only have the problem using the one labelled "Internet Explorer".
With my limited computer knowledge, I assumed that one is a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer and the other is a 32-bit version of Internet Explorer. I know that 64-bit Operating Systems can run 32-bit applications.
I hope that all makes sense.