Re: probs with windows explorer
It'sd not a windows explorer problem but internet explorer problem; and since they interlink if IE has a problem, windows explorer gets it tool.
What I would do is uninstall IE completely, all related patches as well as in the windows programs section (uncheck IE), as well as check the small box in the add/remove window which states: show all updates.
Reboot, cleanup all unnecessary files, and then do a basic IE installation from the windows section of the ADD/REMOVE icon in your control panel. Try it, and if it works fine, benchmark it in your system restore. Then do a windows update.
Millenium gave the option of fixing IE when you had these types of problems, but not XP!
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