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#61766 22-May-2010 22:09
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Hi,

Hopefully someone can help me from going insane.  Or more insane at least...

Recently my install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on my HTPC has started displaying an error saying that my recycle bin on P: drive is corrupt, and provide me with the options to either fix it or ignore it.  Neither of these options make the problem go away.

I've done a lot of Googling on the subject, and have tried the "rd /s /q P:\$Recycle.bin" fix on all drives but this doesn't help either.

I've also tried to navigate to the P: drive recycle bin via the command prompt and deleted any files in it, but that doesn't work either.  Neither did a full reformat of my P: drive.

I'm now at the end of my options and am hoping someone here might be able to suggest other ideas.

Any help would be appreciated.


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  #333504 23-May-2010 07:38
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Have you tried right-click on the Recycle Bin and disabled it, before doing the RD?





 

 

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  #333611 23-May-2010 15:18
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freitasm: Have you tried right-click on the Recycle Bin and disabled it, before doing the RD?



Hmm, right clicking on the recycle bin doesn't give me a 'disable' option...

 
 
 
 


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  #335026 26-May-2010 13:11
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Assuming you have done a full and comprehensive virus / malware check ?

chkdsk x:/f on all drives ?





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  #335027 26-May-2010 13:13
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The "Disable" option is in the Properties dialogue.




 

 

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  #335055 26-May-2010 14:11
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Yeah tried disabling the recycle bin on all drives, reboot then re-enable it whatever drives you want the recycle bin on?

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  #335755 28-May-2010 12:27
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Will have time to try the suggestions this weekend.

 
 
 
 


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  #335761 28-May-2010 12:52
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Install Linux? It tends to fix all of Window's problems.

Another way of doing it is to delete the contents of C:\RECYCLER if that folder even exists in Windows 7 still. Or install a app like Ccleaner and get it to empty the contents of the recycle bin, cross your fingers and reboot.




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  #336011 29-May-2010 07:56
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I, for the life of me, cannot see a 'disable' option when right clicking my recycle bin (from the icon on my desktop).  This is the window I get when chosing right click > properties:


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  #336027 29-May-2010 10:02
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"Don't move files to Recycle Bin"...




 

 

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  #336061 29-May-2010 14:03
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freitasm: "Don't move files to Recycle Bin"...


Hmm, by chosing that option, how could it fix my issue?

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  #336070 29-May-2010 14:11
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Perhaps, just perhaps, it stops storing things in the \recycler folder, allowing you to clean it up?

Have you tried to run CHKDSK with Fix Errors option set to do at the next restart?





 

 

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  #336073 29-May-2010 14:17
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freitasm: Perhaps, just perhaps, it stops storing things in the \recycler folder, allowing you to clean it up?

Have you tried to run CHKDSK with Fix Errors option set to do at the next restart?



Wow, it seems as if you took my reply to be smart.  It was just an honest question so I could understand why...

Yes I have run a CHKDSK with fix on all my drives as suggested (sorry, forgot to mention it here) and have not experienced the problem again so far, but it is intermittant so I'm not 100% convinced it has done anything yet.  No errors were found on any of the drives after the CHKDSK.

Now back to the disabling of my recycle bin, after I disable it then what do I need to do?  What is the best way to 'clean it up"?  This again is an honest question and is not intended to be a smart remark.

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  #336076 29-May-2010 14:18
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Satch: Wow, it seems as if you took my reply to be smart.  It was just an honest question so I could understand why...


Not at all, I didn't.





 

 

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  #336078 29-May-2010 14:21
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Satch: Now back to the disabling of my recycle bin, after I disable it then what do I need to do?  What is the best way to 'clean it up"?  This again is an honest question and is not intended to be a smart remark.


Uncheck that option. Restart the computer. Login. Restart the computer again, this time in Safe Mode. Try to empty the recycle bin, see if you can delete from command line, etc. Then restart the computer again and check that option. Restart it...





 

 

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