Windows explorer acting weird

February 3, 2007 at 16:47:14
Specs: Win XP SP1, Athlon 2500xp/1G
Hi all,
Windows explorer became really slow recently, everytime I open it up, it takes about 10 seconds to see my disks+folders.
If it is open and if I navigate to another window, when I come back to it it takes a while to display (I find that weird, considering I had already opened it)
Then now, since this afternoon, a new disk drive appeared in the middle of my partitions list. When I click on it it doesn't get me anywhere, and I don't know how to remove it.
I have not done any changes on my configuration recently.
I ran all anti-spy/malware, anti-viruses, cleaned the registry, defragmented the whole system, disabled useless services, minimized the number of processes.
Still get the same problem.
Apart from that, everything seems to be running fine.
I'm running out of ideas... Please help me out, any suggestion is welcome, apart from the format/reinstall.
Many thanks on advance for your help.

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February 3, 2007 at 19:12:21
Could be overheating.
Take a cover off & clean out the dust, put an external fan on & see if it behaves with the extra cooling. Make sure all the fans ( including the power supply ) are spinning fast.

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February 3, 2007 at 20:30:14
here is a link to fanspeed it will help you determine if your cpu or hard drives are over heating
SpeedFan 4.31
SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors fan speeds, temperatures and voltages

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February 4, 2007 at 04:57:08
Thanks for the answers and the suggestion of overheating, but I have checked that using my MSI softwares here, and Temperature is stable and is as it has always been.
Also, how could overheating create a new Drive in my partitions ?
Any other suggestions ?
Thanks again.

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