I recently started having this problem in Windows Explorer. When I open Windows Explorer, all of the Drive and folder Icons keep switching quickly between the generic plain manillia folder and the correct drive and type of folder icon constantly back and forth. It only happens when the "my computer" is expaned. I One more thing. In the status bar, it keeps saying "Searching for items..." When I select a drive, it expands the drive, but does the same thing. have tried everything I know to fix this and looked all over MS's knowledge base and I haven't found a fix. Any help is appreciated. Thanks I have Windows XP Pro O/S (sp 1 and current updates), 512mb DDR 2100 Ram, 40GB HD, AMD 1600+ XP processor, MSI KT3 Ultra 2 mainboard.