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Corrupt Recycle Bin?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by shifter, Jun 4, 2008.

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  1. shifter

    shifter Thread Starter

    Jun 4, 2008
    I have a problem with my recycle bin on WinXP SP3 (problem occured while on SP2).

    When I select the amount of space to allow for the bin, the amounts shown for each drive are incorrect.

    That is; for the C partition at 5% = 0.97Gb (C is 19.5Gb full size), which is correct but...

    D partition at 5% = 3.99Gb (D is 97Gb full size)
    E partition at 5% = 3.99Gb (E is 180Gb full size)
    F partition at 5% = 3.99Gb (F is 320Gb full size)

    all of which are obviously incorrect.

    The problem exists using both 'global' and 'configure drives independantly' modes.

    I've tried rebooting to let the new selections register, to no avail.


    PS: The lead up to me noticing this problem was...

    * I had deleted several large (1Gb+) files from F drive, which seemed to cause the CHKDSK utility to detect problems with the MFT and the volumes Bitmap.

    * CHKDSK would lock the F drive, since I couldnt use F drive I would reboot to allow CHKDSK to run. I could use F drive for varying amounts of time and then it would lock again. CHKDSK would find and resolve errors each time it ran.

    * I ran other checks and rewrote the MFT from its mirror backup. Upon using the drive again I tried to empty the bin and it revealed an error something along the lines of "recyle bin for F drive is corrupt"

    * Finally, I am at the stage where I havent 'used' the troubled drive for some days (the drive is present always but I havent moved any data around) and CHKDSK hasn't run at all. The machine has been rebooted daily or more.
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