Ok, I've switched off the Fix-It Utilities with the AV, checked out whats running with Msconfig, and there doesn't seem to be anything that would use up memory in there. Ran the System File Checker (I'd forgotten about that one), and restored and updated quite a bit of stuff in there. Now things do seem to be running better. I've switched back AVG for my antivirus and I'm going to keep ZoneAlarm going, coz I've been using it for quite a few years and not had any problems with it before. Since I only recently installed Fix-It I would guess that could have been causing the problem, so maybe I'll steer clear of that one. Give me back that old IBM PC that ran DOS I used many years ago that didn't have a mind of its own!! Big thanks to everyone who's offered advice for the problem, this is a fantastic group, and continue to learn through it. Helen ----- Original Message ----- From: Spider <spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2002 12:38 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Windows Explorer behaving strangely > 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 > --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.381 / Virus Database: 214 - Release Date: 02/08/02 - 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.