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Desktop Icons won't move , Windows XP Pro

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a friend's laptop running XP Pro SP3 has developed a strange problem.. she can't move desktop icons around - auto arrange and align to grid options make no difference.

Any ideas welcome
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Try checking the RPC service is running:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830071

see how that goes
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its running ...
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this might sound really dumb but double check that none of your mouse buttons are stuck in, the center one can cause this to happen if it gets stuck...
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Odd , the value in the registry was already correct but by OKing it and restarting, the problem was solved. I also found the source of the problem - wireless mouse, have no idea why, but plug it in and the problem recurs.

Very odd ;-)
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