my computer recently froze, and after rebooting it I can no longer double-click to open up any folders on my hard drive. Instead, after 1-click a search/command prompt opens up, and I must manually click 'open' to execute the program. Right-clicking does absolutely nothing at all--no search/command prompt or copy/edit function. Here's what I've done so far: 1) I have checked my mouse settings. the preference for double-clicking is on, and I slowed the speed down as well. 2) I have run AVG anti-virus as well as Trend Micro and nothing has come up. (I also ran an online virus scan at Pandasecurity.com) 3) I have updated/run Spybot and again, nothing unusual. 4) I tried the following solution at dougknox: dougknox. com/xp/scripts_d...older_open.htm and still nothing. 5) I tried a system restore to a few days prior, and again nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.