I have a fresh install of WinXP Pro, SP3. (Installed 3 days ago).
4GB DDR2 800 RAM
In any application (Pro Tools, Word Pad, Notepad, etc)...
When you go to File -> Open...
The dialog box opens up. The drop-down menu for choosing drives expands as expected for about 1 second, then closes back up. This happens no matter what. It just won't stay open/expanded.
I must add, that clicking, My Computer, and using THAT drop-down to choose drives works fine. It's only in applications that this happens. I could swear I've seen this behavior before, but I can't place what it is or how to remedy it. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
I've since reinstalled WinXP and the same thing is happening. After the initial OS install, it worked fine, then after I installed all my audio recording software it's happening again. Why would any piece of software make this happen and what can i do?
If the audio software integrates with the Windows shell at all, that could be the root of your problem. See if there is some kind of update for it or if there's any specific solutions for that problem on their website.