just gone to My Pics folder in My Docs and also tried to access my pics from the Start Menu they will not open, if they do it takes a few minutes. I have virus scanned and nothing come up. Is their a way to repair if it is damaged the My Pictures folder to gain access normally to My Pictures folder. Roughly their a 8.5GB of family pics (luckily their backed up)
also tried ccleaner just incase theirs some junk temp or cache files hanging arround.
I found what the problem was. The Pics I had just transfered from my Ext HDD after using a data recovery tool from a older HDD.
What the problem was but I don't understand fully what it means. I right clicked on the My Pics folder and selected Properties then Advanced.
Then I noticed 2 ticks in boxes, the top box was also ticked called "Folder is ready for Archiving" so I looked and confirmed on my other XP desktop and it was not ticked, so I unticked and saved the change then rebooted and WALLA ! sorted. So don't know if its the process of the earlier picture recovery or by copying the pics from a Ext HDD to my pics folder.
Was fairly worried as it was responding like a failing HDD slow stall sluggin.
Thank u to you both for the help today.
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