hi its me again. thanks to all those who helped me on the beeping noises..now my com faces another problem. it seems sumting sumhow changes my folder icons to the "white sheet" icons. but when i right click them and see in properties..the default icons are no more there. however, i can change the icons back but not to the default one though. only other icons tat we can choose. now my problem is i tried system restore to restore the icons back but nothing happened. is there any way to return all the folder icons back to the original? :'( owh sum other icons where infected too. strange. edit: owh i juz found out tat if u access files through window...like when u click save as... where there is a pop up window showinig where to save, everything is normal there.