I've recently run into a problem where the Device Manager is empty, and any time I try to view the Explorer window (or click on the My Computer in an explorer window) it's painfully slow. It's also prevalant in Word or any program where you search for a file to open. In safemode however, she's fast as a rocket, but still no Device Manager content. I've tried the SFC /SCANNOW, I've tried REGSVR32 DMOCX.DLL and DEVMGR.DLL. Anything else? Spyware is showing up blank, and I've also run the APROPOSFIX in Safemode. Found nothing. Apart from running the repair function, I'm curious to see if it's still spyware but I'm doubtful now. I thought it was TweakXP or IE7 Beta 3 that caused some of this wonkyness - and I can live with the slowness but not with an empty device manager. I've searched this forum, most of it has been the aproposfix or a sfc /scannow worked fine. Thoughts guys?