PC Won't Let Me Drag And Drop, Highlight, Re-size Pages

Sep 24, 2006

My PC won't let me drag and drop, highlight, re-size pages, etc. Everything just jumps around on the page. Here's my HJT file. I have run scans, spyware and virus prog but to no avail.

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