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Windows and Icons not moving correctly..strange hitches

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7-SP1 / Windows 8.1 pro

    Windows and Icons not moving correctly..strange hitches


    On one of my systems that was recently installed. I'm having this strange issue with dragging windows around on the screen. I open up a Word doc, IE window, other application, doesn't really seem to matter. When I grab the window with the mouse to move it, it will sometimes move just a inch and then it stops letting me grab it. I have to click 4-7 times to get windows to let me grab the window again, sometimes I have to switch to another app and then switch back. This also happens with just moving windows around on the desktop, it will sometimes let me move it 2-3" and then I just loose the grip

    A smaller problem I see, is when I click the X on some windows to close them, sometimes it takes 2-3 clicks before it takes affect. Again, the problem isn't 100% of the time, more like 50/50

    I've tried fiddling with the various windows settings, tried a new mouse, different USB ports, different video card, drivers..etc..etc. I just can't figure out what is interrupting my mouse dragging. It's a Wired Logitech 518 mouse
    Any guesses or thoughts on where to look ?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try running this batch file as administrator:

    Repair.bat

    It runs sfc & dism & sfc again.
    Let it run in the background if you wish.
    It could take 2 or 3 hours to finish.

    EDIT>>> Then reboot.

    EDIT#2>>> When you get it downloaded, right click it & click Properties & Unblock it if necessary before trying to run it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7-SP1 / Windows 8.1 pro


    Thanks David, I have it running now.

    Is it normal for it to ask for my Credit card, Social Security number and Birthdate ? I entered it, because I figured it was important.















    Just kidding
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Dalexx View Post
    Thanks David, I have it running now.

    Is it normal for it to ask for my Credit card, Social Security number and Birthdate ? I entered it, because I figured it was important.

    Just kidding
    You had me worried there until I saw, "Just kidding".

    You naughty boy !!!

    I would not post a harmful batch file.
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 7-SP1 / Windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post

    You had me worried there until I saw, "Just kidding".

    You naughty boy !!!
    Just to give you an update Dave. Looks like it was total fail on my part. Right before running your script I opted to boot under windows 7 and noticed I had the problem there. So I went back to looking at hardware and my testing of the mouse must have been inadequate. After swapping mice around I found the problem followed the mouse.

    Though I am really curious what that script does. Can you give me the 30 word version or a link to read? What happens if I run it anyway? I assume it just checks things and puts them back to a factory default?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Dalexx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post

    You had me worried there until I saw, "Just kidding".

    You naughty boy !!!
    Just to give you an update Dave. Looks like it was total fail on my part. Right before running your script I opted to boot under windows 7 and noticed I had the problem there. So I went back to looking at hardware and my testing of the mouse must have been inadequate. After swapping mice around I found the problem followed the mouse.

    Though I am really curious what that script does. Can you give me the 30 word version or a link to read? What happens if I run it anyway? I assume it just checks things and puts them back to a factory default?
    It just looks for & fixes problems, in a nutshell.

    Some links:

    Windows 8 Forums - Search Results
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Though I am really curious what that script does. Can you give me the 30 word version or a link to read? What happens if I run it anyway?
    In a nutshell (plain and simple):

    The sfc command attempts to fix corrupted or modified system files (aka component store corruption) using resources that are readily available on your computer.

    The dism command attempts to do the same as above but incorporates an alternative database into the mix (generally Windows Update by default).

    I assume it just checks things and puts them back to a factory default?
    The commands in David's script have nothing to do with (manufacturer) factory defaults.

    More information here:

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8


    Hope this information is helpful.

    my2cents
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