Can no longer drag and drop in Windows XP

  Phil930 15:49 18 Dec 2004
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I use Windows XP Pro SP2 and have never had this kind of problem before. The computer is very up to date (a64 system) and only a few months since my last HD format.

My problem is i can no longer drag any files, Its very frustrating, for example:

1) I want to move shortcut from desktop to taskbar, which i have always done by dragging it down. Well, no i can't drag it down there.
2) In my docs, i wanted to move a file into a new folder i had created. Previously i would select the file, hold down left mouse button and drag it ontop of the folder, then release the mouse button, and the file would move. Now, i can left click the icon, hold it down but not drag the file at all.

What option have i by mistake hit that is stopping me from dragging and dropping icons all over the place?

  Phil930 15:56 18 Dec 2004

I wanted to add the following:

The problem only just came on about a day ago. I am using a Logitech MX510 mouse which had full functionality, but, i turned off the computer and unplugged the PS/2 mouse and then re inserted it and turned on the computer again.

Now i can drag and drop.

Strange problem.

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