See if anyone has a possible answer for this. My work computer has always been extremely fast opening programs. This morning, I rebooted the machine (routine) and now, all of the sudden, it takes 30 - 45 seconds to open any Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer windows. Whether I use a desktop shortcut, taskbar button, or keyboard hotkey, there is a lag before the window will open. No other programs experience this lag but the two explorers. I'm running Win2000 and have added or removed nothing in the last couple of weeks. No driver changes, no hardware changes, no program changes. Just a reboot.