As of today Windows decided it no longer wants to open a file browser in any application. Wherever there is a "Browse File" or "Open" button, it simply does not work anymore. I do not know what is causing this. The last thing I installed that might have tampered with my sytem files was Windows Live Essentials. I did a system Restore to before i installed that (which was yesterday) and it did not fix it. What MIGHT have something to do with this is an automatic scandisk that occured this morning which found and "corrected" some mistakes. My Windows 7 x64 is installed on an SSD. I tried using the sfc/scannow command cause I read that it fixes any broken system .dlls BUT it stops scanning at 88% saying it could not complete the scan. I proceeded to installing any Windows updates just in case. Anyone has any kind of solution short of re-installing Windows (which i am bored as hell to do)??? Or at least an alternative to sfc.exe? Thanx.