Crazy computer problem, help me!!!! Ok. Firstly, I'm running windows XP. I just updated my virus definitions, (Norton antivirus) and did a virus scan, and also an ad-aware scan. Both tell me my comptuer is clean. So here's the problem: -- my computer suddenly slows down, and I look at the task manager and explorer.exe is using about 90% of the cpu, and more ram than any other application... problem is fixed by restarting (or control+alt+delete and then new task > explorer) but then it Comes back. -- and then this just happened today: The recycle bin has the FULL icon. I hit "empty" and it says "sure you want to delete windows?" If I hit yes it says file access denied (file in use or protected) -- but the weird thing is , when I open my recycle bin , it's empty!!!!! Maybe related problems, maybe not. Ideas?