Because I'm having trouble with My Pictures folder, I have copied all files to another location. Then I deleted the empty My Pictures folder expecting it to be re-created next time Windows started (I read this in the Annoyances book). But it has not been created. Can someone explain this?
Yes but the same problem remains of 100% CPU usage when I try to open a folder. The idea was to force Windows to install a new My Pictures folder. The fact that it didn't do that seems to indicate an underliying problem.
Point taken Technotiger, this was really a follow up to a previous post which did give details and I can't figure out how to point you to it! The problem is that trying to open My Pictures causes 100% CPU usage so that everything 'hangs' for minutes while it struggles to load. Apart from that things are OK. I'm running XP Home, SP2, 1GB RAM, 100GB free harddrive, 2GHz processor+antivirus, spyware etc. Malware is not the problem I'm sure.