+ 0 Votes More info please... boxfiddler Moderator 6 years ago What version of Windows? Are you logging in as an Administrator or a Limited User? Fresh install or has it been on there for awhile? When, and how did you come to notice this? Any other 'glitchy' behavior/s? + 0 Votes no system icons perrycycle 6 years ago i use zone alarm for virus, spam,/malware and more. I defrag every 3 days, I update weekly, although it won't do any MS Net 3.0 updates. open explorer windows, it take 3 or 4 minutes before icons showing the drives or parts show up. I ran chkdsk in and out of Windows and it stalls for 10-20 minutes on stage 2 at 9% on the indexes. There is a restore partition and I have restore disks. Have not tried System restore from safe mode. But it started so log ago, i doubt the files are still there. I think I;m gonna have to just reload windows from scratch. Any ideas?