Ok, this is really weird. ANY icon I click on my tool bar, desktop or try to open straight from the .exe file in its folder in programs routes through the A:\ ...what Im tring to say is that drive is being accessed initially at the start up of all programs.
Then on top of that any icon I click on my bottom left hand tool bar (such as my explorer icon)will give me a "the directory name is invalid" error...but it works if access from my desk top. Unfortunately either location searches my A:\ drive first. Although everything on the bottom RIGHT side is fine opens just fine and doesnt go through the A:\.
As far as I know, the only recent changes were the installation of (and immediate uninstall, since it interfered with my digital camera)Arc soft photostudio 3.0.
Any ideas appreciated, thanks!