So I've been using Windows 8 for quite a bit now, since October probably. Never had issues with it. Around Christmas time, I bought a 750GB 7200 spin HDD for my laptop, replacing my 250GB one. I used acronis to make a direct copy (probably not the best idea, but with 300GB of steam files to download again, I couldn't feasibly re-install windows fresh) and it's worked flawlessly since.
About 2 weeks ago, I've had a problem with my libraries c.f. http://tinypic.com/r/10wi137/6
I've followed some instructions on the internet c.f. http://tinyurl.com/mbobbz to reset certain customisations in Windows 8 libraries, and view all files in the folder as a lift of documents, rather than the slow loading pic / video setting.
Nothing is working. It's a right pain, because I can navigate to my google drive folder for work or to my media files. It's not just affecting my libraries, but it's affecting my computer and USB drives.
I've got clean scans with Norton 360, I'm quite tech savvy so I know it's not a virus, it seems like a windows 8 reinstallation would be ideal, but I really DON'T want to do that.
So guys, any help here please. I'm having to restart my PC, and then after 10 mins it goes from normal to no loading.
I've often seen ending explorer.exe and starting it elevated, helps, but again maybe for 10+ mins before it goes crappy again.