problem with drag and drop in windows

rmturtle

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Can anyone PLEASE help me... I'm not much good with computers. About half an hour ago I tried to drag and drop a file. It seems I can't move anything using drag and drop. I can hilight and right click to copy and past, but when I highlight and try to move things it just doesn't work.

It doesn't work with navigator or within applications either. Can anyone help me please? :cry:
 

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vconfused

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I would first try rebooting the computer -- I know, sounds stupid, but it may be a problem with a running process. If that does not work then update your anti-virus program and try running a virus scan (there were viruses out a few years ago that caused problems such as the inability to copy/paste). Can't hurt to use one of the free online virus scan programs out their either.
 

rmturtle

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Thanks vconfused. I'm a BIG idiot, probably will be sent off this message board after this...

I rebooted. Twice. Ran the virus scan. Even tried starting in safe mode. Deleted a bunch of stuff off my computer. Tried anything and everything I could think of.

Well, After 3 hours of off and on trying various things... I realized that the magazine sitting next to my keyboard was actually pressing down the esc key the WHOLE TIME.

Thanks for your suggestions, though. I appreciate it. Nex time I post here, perhaps the best suggestion for me would be for me to turn my brain on... :oops:
 

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Or moving the magazine???
 

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