I have recently moved over to an old Dell Laptop given by a nephew, and I am runnung into a peculiar problem. All files and folders on a CD in the CD drive are shown with Internet Explorer icons and there is no indication as to the nature of the file, like .txt, .wd, .exe, jpeg, or whatever. I can choose to to see toons to get an idea of the folder or the files (still over the IE icon), but each time I move to anotherf older or file I have to click the 'toons' choice and it's a big nuisance. The icons are normal when any content of the CD is copied on the Hard Disk. The problem occurs only if I access the CD on the CD rom drive. I am using WinXP professional bundled with the machine and keeping my Norton Security 2005 (bundled with Dell) updated and the full scan is done everyday. No malware reported. What can I do to get the problem solved? I am a novice, so would appreciate a method within my capability. I registry keys, etc., are to be altered, or I have to work in DOS instead of Windows, I may have to get my usual tech guy to came over and carry out the solution. He has not encountered the problem so far. PLEASE HELP.