Unable to double click

Cobalt - Sep 7, 2008 at 03:24 AM
 saad - Nov 8, 2010 at 03:11 AM
Hello, I have a similar problem to ones described in the forum. I recently bought a used laptop and when I double click an item I am unable to open it. I get a small window with the option to open or another option. I am able to open the application by using the open option but then my touch pad keys stop working. I can get them to work again by using ctrl-alt-delete and clicking twice to close task manager. Can anyone help?

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Hello Bachnotes, Thanks for the input. When I start my laptop I am unable to open anything by double clicking it. I get a dialog box ( as though I right clicked it). I can then click on open and the item will open. The mouse works but the touckpad keys do not work. I can open task manager using ctrl-alt-del, I then have to click twice to close it and thongs work for a while. For example if I open control panel and try to click on folder options I get a dialog box that says open, run as..., and create shortcut. Any help will be most appreciated.
i cannot double click on lap top mouse pad I can left click right click please help
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
May 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM
Virus trouble

Sometimes it happens in windows XP that you are not able to open drives on your hard disk. When you double click on the drives icons or right click on the drive>>explore in My computer ,the drive does not open.

This problem is generally caused by some of the viruses which infect windows systems. They block or restrict your access to any of the drives.

But don't worry this is not a big trouble it can be fixed easily.


Normally when a virus infects a windows system which causes a drive opening problem, it automatically creates a file named autorun.inf in the root directory of each drive.

This autorun.inf file is a read only ,hidden and a system file and the folder option is also disabled by the virus. This is deliberately done by the virus in order to protect itself. autorun.inf initiates all the activities that the virus performs when you try to open any drive.

You have to just delete this file and restart your system to correct this problem.

Follow the set of commands below to show and delete the autorun.inf

1. Open Start>>Run and type cmd and press enter. This will open a command prompt window. On this command prompt window type the following steps.

2. type cd\ this takes you to the root directory

3. type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf this changes the file attributes to allow its deletion
4. type del autorun.inf

5. now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition. Now repeat steps 3 and 4. Similarly repeat step 5 for all your hard disk partition.

Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed. Except you still have the virus that started the problem. Run a virus scan to fix that problem.
usb drive cannot open the .exe files how
stupid noob.

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