Cannot open from desktop

  highside 09:48 24 Nov 2010

Urgent help please,
Out of the blue today I cannot open any programs from the desktop (except Norton) ie folders or shortcuts.
I can open things including IE 8 (obviously as I am on PC Advisor) from the task bars or from Start Programs but clicking on desktop items nothing happens.

Have run Norton scans and updates & windows updates also CC - no problems found by anything.

HP laptop GB Ram Win 7 64 bit. PC has had not a single problem with anything in the 9 months since new.


  birdface 09:51 24 Nov 2010

What about all programs do they all work.

  birdface 09:58 24 Nov 2010

Maybe update and run the free version of Malwarebytes or try a system restore to when it was working ok.

  Graphicool1 10:34 24 Nov 2010

You could try this bit of code...

Click on 'Start'
Click 'Run'
In the box, at the flashing cursor type or copy and paste...

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

If you type it pay attention to the space between '2 /'.
Then click 'OK' or 'Enter' on the keyboard.

  highside 10:50 24 Nov 2010

Thanks for your replies, System restore did the job, stupily I panicked instead of doing the obvious things.
(Forgot to mention that Win had just done an update at the the time , I wonder if I interrupted something)

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