OS: Windows 7 64-bit My desktop icons are frozen all of a sudden. I can't click on anything, I can't select anything, etc. BUT it is only my desktop. All of my programs runs perfectly fine. This goes away whenever I restart, or log off, then back on, but returns after like 5 minutes. Has anyone else had this issue before? I think that LogMeIn Hamachi or Skype may be the culprit but im not sure.
The desktop is shown by the explorer.exe process. Have a look at your running process (press the start button and type in: taskmgr for taskmanager) and also the eventlogs (press the start button and type in: eventvwr).
If there's something that needs too much resources and causes explorer to hang, you will probably see it in taskmanager. If there's something wrong with an application, there may be an error in the application eventlog.
Once you found the problem you should un- or reinstall the problem application if it's third party. If it's the explorer itself, you could try to run windows repair.
If you found errors in your eventlogs but you don't know how to proceed, post screenshots of them here.