Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Can't click on desktop (explorer)

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Can't click on desktop (explorer)


    Guys, i really want to solve this problem, see what happens:
    Everytime i turn on the computer he goes to the start screen, there, i can do everything... open apps run from side to side and etc... then i click in the desktop, when i get there i cant click any icon, there's no highlights not even in the taskbar... only way to solve it is restarting windows explorer, but it freezes back sometimes... i noticed this problem when i installed my razer nostromo... first i restored the system, then run the antivirus, then run the RegcurePro... nothing worked...
    I really dont want to format...so if anyone have ever been in such situation, please, tell me how to fix it... i dont now if theres a built-in windows repair tool or anything...
    i need every hint you guys can give me!
    Thanks!!!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Can you access your desktop reliably from safemode with networking?

    If you can, then download and run combofix, and lets see if its a piece of malware interfering with your system..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Tried that...at first i could move the mouse and highlight everything normally...but when i opened firefox it froze again!!! Ggrrr anyway..used the software you told me...same stuff...then i became angry and formated the pc...

    The problem still there!!! Man...i think it could be some kind of conflict.. Because of the nostromo.. Someone..please... Any direction will help mee!

    Thnks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Can't click on desktop (explorer)
Related Threads
Windows Explorer as well as other desktop programs failed to respond to a right click from any interface. I was also having printer errors that involved total failure to print. At first, I thought I needed to uninstall all my Epson software and printer, but that resulted in no change. I searched on...
I have Windows 8 pro + WMC 64-Bit installed on a laptop .. I have noticed sometimes when I right-click a file it just hangs with the circle spinning forever - I have to terminate explorer.exe and restart it - when i do all icons are blank - after a couple of attempts all shortcuts and favourites...
I've been dabbling with Windows 8.1 a little bit, and noticed something missing from it--at least, it's missing on my computer. I'd like to know if I am the only person experiencing this. The problem is quite simple: The right-click menu for the Explorer taskbar icon has disappeared, and it...
Seem to be having an issue all of a sudden. not sure how to fix it or even what might be wrong. when i right click on a disk drive in a file explorer it crashes then restarts. if your not sure what i mean i did screencap the experience and uploaded it here...
If you go four levels down: C: \ 1 \ 2 \ 3 \ 4 . . . and right-click on 4 to make a: New / Folder . . . . . . if there are a lot of folders in the right hand pane, and your mouse is hovering over one of them, after you click on the word "Folder," it doesn't do the expected action, to give...
Hello, I want to ask why every time I right clicked windows explorer it's always make the explorer "Not Responding" ? How to fix that? Thank You.
Hello, Well, the title is pretty much self-explanatory. I use 8 Pro Build 9200. When I boot, everything is normal. Then, after a while, usually a dozen minutes, whenever I open a folder in Explorer, no file icons will be shown, whatever the file type : I only get a blank generic rectangle...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook