When I open Windows Explorer, choose any folder to browse, it takes up to 5 seconds for the folder to expand. This happens when I even go into Safe mode, unplug network connection, shut off most running taskbar programs.
I also tried opening the Task Mnager and observing the CPU usage while opening any folder in Windows Explorer, and it shows CPU usage 100% for three to four seconds, then back down to around 2%.
I have an Athlon 2.4G processor with 1.5G ram installed. Hard drive 160G of space. Windows XP Windows SP2 installed.
Any ideas as to what to do to get back to speed, or what is causing 100% CPU utilization?
Thanks in advance