It sounds like a problem with your profile. I would create a new ID and test
that. You can copy the old profile over if that fixes it.
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Mark L. Ferguson
"Cooter28" <Cooter28@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> i am un able to acess any files or programs located on the desk top or
> select or highlight anything on the desktop. the files can be opened by
> other methods. is there a setting on the vista operating system that could
> cause this problem?