i just bought an hp windows xp pc for myself and happen to notice some strange behavior. whenever i create a folder, for example a new folder in my documents, the same folder (with folder icon but empty contents) is created inside that folder. when i click on it, it redirects to the my documents folder. its functions like a shortcut. when i delete it, it says deleting new folder.exe. so now i figured its some sort of application pretending to be a folder. after deleting it and when i restart my computer the folder is there again. to me its annoying and seems its behavior is like a virus. i am wondering if this is related to the missing folder options problem that i am encountering just the same. i hope that some of you have encountered this same problem and help me resolve it. thanks guys. i'll be waiting for yor reply.