I have two Dell laptops one is a latitude D600 and the other is a new Inspiron 1440, both are running MS Windows XP professional. I think it all started with some updates that came in recently one being March 2010 update or something to that effect and a few KB?????? something or another (I didn't write them down). Now when I click on my C: drive to access program files, and etc it opens a window asking what program do I want to use to open this file, but if I right click and chose the explore option poof no problem I can open my C: drive. Just weird, is it something to do with the new updates? Ive heard this is happening to a couple of my buddies computers too at their work places and they told me that their IT guy said that it is an update problem and there will be an update to fix the update glitch, I don't like that answer. Basically is there a fix to this problem, I hope, I don't like waiting for MS updates to fix things.
I have ran Malwarebytes, I use AVG on one computer and AVAST on the other, I like them both so I used em on two computers, I've even used RKILL to make sure nothing nasty is running. I'd really like to know if there is a fix, but, its not a real big issue just annoying if anything.
Thank you in advance for any and all advice or fixes.