+ 0 Votes Did you recently get IE8 installed Slayer_ 5 years ago Cause I had the exact same problems as you, caused by IE8, I deleted it, and the problems went away. + 0 Votes Yes I did... jemorris 5 years ago Forgot about that one...Sometimes it pauses for a "longer than it should" time then the page all of a sudden pops up.I'll give that a try.That brings up another question though, will your previous version of IE be there when you uninstall it? + 0 Votes It was for me Slayer_ 5 years ago But I just Installed it (not thru Windows update), hated it, then uninstalled it. I got back IE7. + 0 Votes You're my hero for today!!! jemorris 5 years ago Uninstalled it and am back to IE 6.XThat took care of the pause except for when I collapse a directory branch, get a maybe 10 to 15 sec. pause as the screen refreshes.Noticed my computer also boots up faster now too, didn't even realize that the boot time had also been longer!Thanks! + 0 Votes Yes no problem, IE7 is still downloadable Slayer_ 5 years ago If you hunt it down... + 0 Votes have you tried eM DuBYaH 5 years ago removing all of the peripherals from the computer? what process(es) are burying the CPU? + 0 Votes I've shut down jemorris 5 years ago pretty much every extraneous process and CPU utilization still jumps up to 80+ percent.I've gone into all my startup points and disabled so much as to nearly have a fresh install like state (I know there is more like drivers, etc.. that it could be tied to).I'm suspecting the IE8 thing as previously mentioned and if I get time this afternoon I may try that.I haven't tried uninstalling my printer yet, but if the IE8 thing doesn't do it that may be my next step.Thanks + 0 Votes Do you have any IC-IT 5 years ago Mapped drives that are no longer valid?This can cause a serious delay for Explorer or when doing a Saveas. + 0 Votes Did when I first noticed the problem jemorris 5 years ago But I disconnected thinking that would clear it up. Unfortunately it didn't help.It was my previous computer, I had mapped to a couple of partitions there so I could copy a lot of data (my MP3 collection mostly ;-) ) over to this computer, and at the time the problem started I wasn't booting it up every day (am now for other reasons).Thanks + 0 Votes have you tried eM DuBYaH 5 years ago removing all of the peripherals from the computer? what process(es) are burying the CPU? + 0 Votes Do you have any IC-IT 5 years ago Mapped drives that are no longer valid?This can cause a serious delay for Explorer or when doing a Saveas.