I have recently acquired a new problem with my PC. (lucky me) When I start windows up and everything is loaded all seems well with the world. At least for 5 minutes or so. It is then I notice it starting to slow down even though I'm just web browsing and listening to some music. So a Ctrl+Alt+Del and find that I've got a 2.5gig pagefile! I checked the processes and found that things didn't add up all things seemed normal with the RAM being reported as used coming to much less than the total so I restarted and tried again. This time when I booted up I immediately opened up the taskmanager to watch what happened. It was then I saw the problem. Right before my eyes though I was not even using the PC explorer.exe began to use more and more RAM. Slowly at first then more and more still, till it had created 1.5gigs of paging file and was using all my CPU runtime. Having found my culprit I shut the explorer.exe process down and started it again. Waited. And nothing happened. It sat happily at the desktop idling away using around 20megs of RAM. So the £64,000 question is. Why does it do this? My workaround seems to work fine and I have no other problems with the system. Just this little issue when I boot it up. Curious. I tried disabling all other starting programs and that did nothing for it. explorer.exe still just kept eating the RAM. Oh guru's of techpowerup.com. Show me the path so that I may find my way to enlightenment and fix this bloomin awkward little issue. Thanks for listening to this drivel.