And are clicking on the icon or double clicking?
I'd follow Grif's advice next at 7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421
I have a HP Pavillion ze4800 laptop with WindowsXP. When I click on a desktop icon I get a message that asks me if I am sure I want to delete that icon and the NO box does NOT work. I have gone so far as to reformat the HD and reinstall Windows and I am still getting this error. I am not certain if it is a software problem (perhaps a virus in the boot sector of the HD) or a hardware problem (perhaps it needs a new keyboard or touchpad). One of the reasons I was leaning toward the hardware solution is that the left mouse click doesn't work and I need to use a USB mouse (however, the problem occurs even with the USB mouse).
I ordered a keyboard and touchpad for the laptop but I thought I would try a few thing while waiting for them. I reformatted the HD once again and reinstalled Windows XP. Interestingly, the desktop icons are available to click on and everything works perfectly, without incident, UNTIL I restart the laptop. Once the laptop is restarted, the problem re-occurs.
Can anyone help me fix this problem please?