This means the error message occurs EVERY time I startup my computer. Also (This might be unrelated), whenever I attempt to shutdown my computer-- whether it be using the icon in the start menu, or task manager (and even programs attempting to shutdown my computer), my computer immediately becomes unresponsive. By this I mean all of the applications that are running become unresponsive, and the start menu and desktop also become unresponsive. The only fix for that is to either manually shut off my computer, or load task manager (which is responsive, even while everything else isn't) and terminate the explorer.exe process. Terminating that process inexplicably makes everything all my other windows responsive again (firefox, itunes, etc). In order to get my desktop icons and Start Menu back after that, I have to use task manager to start a new tast "explorer.exe" again. This then makes (Fig. 1) error message appear again. It's a painful process.
NOTE: In the error message, the temporary file changes every time-- "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\temp\xxxyy.tmp" where xxx= some letters and yy= 2 numbers.
ALSO: I usually have 2 explorer.exe processes running... is that normal?
UPDATE: I also can't drag files into folders when explorer.exe windows are open... I'm not sure why. The only way I can move files is by using the "move this file" task under "File and Folder Tasks."
Edited by ack1234, 29 July 2009 - 01:05 AM.