I posted this here cuz in the main forum it would be all dumb ass replies that don't help like "user error" or "get a mac" or whatever. Alright, my computer is a few years old, but up until a month or two ago it was still as fast as the day I bought it. It's a Sony Vaio desktop, 3GHz, 2G of RAM. The harddrive is factory partitioned into C:\ (12gigs, stores all system files) and D:\ (140 gigs, all the other files). When I say it's "slow" i mean like when I double click on an image in windows explorer, it will say "generating preview" for like 10 seconds before it finally opens. And it's not because it's a big image or anything: it will even do that for like small 200x400 pics. Ad-aware and SpyBot both say I'm clean, as do Panda ActiveScan and TrendMicro virus scans. I ran nCleaner and CCleaner and removed everything they suggested. I just did a defrag, too. I'm not sure what else could be slowing me down. Oh, if this matters, my C:\ (the 12gig system file one) has 2 gigs free (about 15%). My D:\ drive has 1 gig free (less than 1%). However, when I try to open an image on my D:\ drive, it opens very quickly; it's the C:\ drive where everything is going super slow. Any ideas of things to try or scan to run or anything? Thanks.