First off I'm using a Toshiba laptop with windows 7. I've had it for a few years and really haven't had any major issues with it that weren't fixable. Any other information I cannot access at the moment because of the issue listed below. My computer folder just refuses to load. I had this happen once before and restarting fixed the issue but now it's happened again so it has to be something in the computer system itself. I've run multiple virus scans, and even did one of the "command" system scans to see if any files were corrupted. They all came up empty and clean. So it's not a virus issue or malware. The files are not hidden. The "my computer" folder just sits there loading and loading and loading. It shows almost absolutely NOTHING on the side bar. No networks, no other comps, nothing at all. this is all it shows -> http://i.imgur.com/Fx093BN.png No matter how long I wait, it never loads. The green "loading" bar reaches to about where that red line is and just stops loading. It just sits there doing nothing. But what's weird is that I can go to save something it will show all the folders and files that are there but I cannot open "My computer" and see any of the files. It's a major issue for me as I use my external hard drive every day. I have honestly no idea what to do or how to fix this. I've tried many different things and nothing is working. I don't want to have to keep restarting any time this issue occurs so any help on this issue would be very helpful! EDIT: I forgot to say that the moment I reboot, I can access the folders without any issue but I'm sure this error will come up again as it's happened twice now so I'd like to be able to fix it for future notice.