Whenever any user on Windows XP attempts to open any of the computer folders, whether C:/ or Documents and Settings or Recycle Bin, the windows explorer closes itself and opens again. All programs are still running; no folders. Meanwhile, though the internet works fine through AOL, when it is attempted to run Internet Explorer independently, or follow a link through an independent instant messenger, the internet explorer shuts itself down.
I can't copy exactly the error report and technical aspects of it, as I am posting this from another computer (I will on reaching home?). However, it did mention repeatedly that a text file in a Temp folder (which remained despte disk clean ups and uses of Adaware and scans via Norton) would be included in the report. By going through RUN I deleted the folder and through disk clean up kicked it out of the recycle bin, but the problems stayed.
I'm just hoping that there's a way to solve this OTHER than completely reinstalling the system, as there's a lot of files I've stupidly not backed up, and I can't possibly save them without being able to access the computer's folders.