Hi Helen, Try disabling your Anti-virus for a test. Use Msconfig to turn it off and reboot. If that seems to clear things up you can try uninstalling and re-installing your AV software. I have not seen a Windows 9x system for awhile and can not remember how to access System File Checker, but if the above does not help that would be the next step. It's under Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools and starting up System Information. I think it is under the Tools menu of System Information. You'll need your Win98 CD but run the System File Checker. Spider Largo, Florida 33771 http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Helen Forster Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 5:49 PM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Windows Explorer behaving strangely Jim, When I run msconfig I have my little internet timer running (No Frills Timer), power saving on the screen, tweakui and a registry scan/backup (this is a PC that was setup by my work, but after major problems with it I re-installed Window98). I'm usually pretty good at being able to sort out these kind of problems, but this one just keeps on cropping up. Explorer is still slow even when I have nothing else at all running. If I run something like memturbo or cacheman it tells me I have around 400mg ram free and no CPU usage, hence my confusion. I've defragged, and at first it seemed better but now is slow again. Everything else seems to run at normal speed. I have a lot directories and sub-directories with many graphics files in, but I'm only using about 7mg of the hard disk up because I frequently move stuff onto CD-RW. Thanks for all the help from this wonderful group. Helen - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.