I've been noticing some strange behavior lately which I think may be tied to low performing files and/or disk clutter. Sometimes when I open up a new folder with many items inside, I see that the icons on the desktop refresh slowly and the hard drive is constantly accessed until it's done. This keeps happening on a regular basis so I'm trying to figure out what exactly is causing it. I've defragmented my system drive and secondary drive, which sped things up a bit, but that didn't really fix the problem. I also ran a disk cleanup and I'm wondering if I should do a registry scan or something. I also have a similar problem with a folder full of application files. The system seems to "struggle" when trying to fetch the icons, for there are a lot of them in there. I've had Windows XP installed on this computer for over a year so perhaps it needs a tuneup? The problem isn't so severe that it renders the machine useless or anything, it's more of an annoyance. Anyways, I'd appreciate anyone's input on this. Thanks in advance.