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:!: Ok....Windows XP SP2 ....when you try to open a folder it immediately goes to the search for files window. It doesn't matter how you go about it...same result. What could cause it and how do you fix it?

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The first thing I would do is scan for virus and spyware. Then if that didn't solve it, check disk for errors, then do a defrag, if those fail to solve, then do a restore.

If those fail try this: Go to Start/Run, and type in "cmd" (without quotes), then when the command screen comes up type in "sfc /scannow."(no quotes) leaving a space between SFC and /.

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If those fail try this: Go to Start/Run, and type in "cmd" (without quotes), then when the command screen comes up type in "sfc /scannow."(no quotes) leaving a space between SFC and /.

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SFC will check your files for errors and use the i386 file to replace any bad or corrupted system files.

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I can try that...but to be honest with you, I think it's a setting that needs to be changed.

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What has been done so far is as follows:
Ck Disk recovery
SFC no change from that (I wasn't aware that had been done)

Basically what happens is, when you go to My Computer, click on C-Drive, any folders withing that drive cannot be opened with double-click. It immediately goes to the Search For Files window. If you R-click on the folder, the only thing highlighted is Search.

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Ok, let's start from the beginning. You did do a restore, before you noticed this problem? What problem were you having that made you decide to do a restore? You did not say whether, or not, you did scan for virus and spyware. A restore may not get rid of a virus, if the virus is saved in the restore files.

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About 10 days ago the hard drive was completely reformatted. Since that time, the only thing that has been installed is an HP 2200 Multifunction and a Kodak update. The C drive opens and any icons on the desktop. File folders, no. It's not a virus or spyware issue. Norton has been updated and run. Ran Ad-Aware SE, Spybot Search and Destroy and MS Antispyware..all with updates. Nothing. A head scratcher...

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Thanks...I'll take a stab at this and let you know what happens. Appreciate your help and response.

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