One: When I boot up, the my docs folder opens on the desktop. This is not listed in any known startup area in the registry win.ini or sys.ini I have Two: When I right click on an .inf file I do not get the install option any more. Don't know where it went. Even have done a reinstal on XP to no avail. My install data in the .inf file in folder options is: "R:\WINXP\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %1" totally normal. Anyone have a clue here? I remember this used to happen in win 95 and 98 and the fix was pretty simple. thanks, b.