Thank you- here is what I know so far:
Does this happen an all folders. or just a particular one?
I found something online that allowed me to open the folders, but the problem is if a folder contains one of my .avi videos it will open, but the video will not play- yet my computer no longer freezes just clicking the file folder open at least :)
Where exactly are you clicking on a folder icon (Desktop? My Computer? Explorer? etc.)?
On my desktop, and I moved one folder that is solely videos to the desktop from the main desktop folder it was in earlier.
Any further details about size of RAM, capacity of hard-drive (used space/free space), state of anti-virus program, etc. might well be useful.
I use AVG free and spybot. Updated versions and updated system file scans. I've been trying to run them, but they freeze up mid-scan... I am exhausted. But will keep trying. It does say 7 threats found. AI! Oh, and am currently running spybot on the folder on desktop that contains all my files. I ran it one the plain video one, and nothing. Also ran avg. Nothing. but maybe something else is bugging me up?
Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2
HP Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
1.39 GHz, 480 MB of RAM
I defragged earlier and I have 35 GB free space.
Thank you for any help, I can't believe I spend my days breaking my brain over this box. I am SO going back to books! I have a stack a foot and a half high by my bed.