system freezes when accessing pics/folders
over last few weeks noticed something strange. I have been running XP and about 60% of the time if i try to open a picture in windows folder view it freezes up. Not the entire system but the folder. Then i crtl alt delete and doesnt seem to help so have to restart it. I havent added any new software lately. I've done a maxtor test on hard drivers,defragged it and doesnt appear to be problems there. It only ever seems to happen on pictures. i did notice a lot of hard drive noise when booting up this morning. very odd.