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Solved: recycle bin problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rodericky, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. rodericky

    rodericky Thread Starter

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    Recycle bin icon shows full. Double click no data. select empty recycle bin
    "are you sure you want to delete WINDOWS ?" All efforts to restore the WINDOWS file are ignored.
    I'm afraid to empty the bin.

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3063 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 450000 MB, Free - 416117 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 357140 MB; E: Total - 503858 MB, Free - 473291 MB; H: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 1722386 MB;
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  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Hello rodericky,

    You said that when you look in the Recycle Bin there is "no data", but then say that you have tried to restore the WINDOWS file? Can you please clarify?

    Do you see any files in the Recycle Bin?

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    Also, are you experiencing any other unusual problems?
     
  3. rodericky

    rodericky Thread Starter

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    sorry, I posted the reply in the wrong place. The recycle icon has a folder showing. Double clicked the icon. Resulting page is blank. Tried to restore. Nothing happens because the recycle page is empty. Clicked empty recycle bin. Got " do you really want to delete WINDOWS ?"

    Other problems. Last boot attempt failed. Use F2 to boot.

    Other Have Win 7 Pro SP1 64 bit and Win XP Pro SP3 32 biton same HD
     
  4. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Try THIS.

    Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

    Restart the computer.

    If the fix only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
  5. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Is this thread really solved, or have you hit the [​IMG] button by mistake?
     
  6. rodericky

    rodericky Thread Starter

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    after recycle registry fix, system boots normally.

    Since there was no data in the recycle page, I elected to delete WINDOWS from the recycle bin. The bin is now empty and C:\WINDOWS is in its place so I would say the problem is solved.

    Thanks to all.
    Rodericky
     
  7. Phantom010

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    You're welcome! (y)
     
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