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bradmoor | 14:14 Tue 30th Jul 2013 | Computers
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Quite without warning my desktop shortcuts have stopped working-as has clicking on other icons on the desktop. I can get to some programs from "All programs" but it is a fiddly business. Anyone knows what the problem is?

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Additionally, can you move/select the icons? There is a prank which involves taking a screenshot of the desktop, setting it as the wallpaper and then removing all the icons. Has anyone else used your computer recently?
14:37 Tue 30th Jul 2013
No idea, but have you tried restarting the computer?
sometimes it can be caused by a virtual memory problem (physical ram) as a result of the lack of memory the hard drive is being used as a cache. Have you had any blue screens or lots of hard drive overworking/noise/light flashing a lot?
What message do you get when you double-click the icons?
Additionally, can you move/select the icons?

There is a prank which involves taking a screenshot of the desktop, setting it as the wallpaper and then removing all the icons.

Has anyone else used your computer recently?
Now that is a cracker Ed - I know a few people who would be well phased by that :+()
Try right clicking on an icon then select properties and check that the target is pointing to where the actual program is.
Download Microsoft Fixit answers there.
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I don't get a message of any kind, and I can't move or select them, It's as if the desktop has died on me! Thanks for the interest, anyway.

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