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Solved: XP Recycle bin refuses to empty (Can't delete files)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dave Danger, Feb 20, 2005.

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  1. Dave Danger

    Dave Danger Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to do some general hard-drive cleanup, and deleting temporary files and whatnot. Regardless of how I select any group of files from any directory, or even from the recycle bin, it simply opens the delete dialogue and says it's deleting, but nothing happens. It stays there interminably. Never finishes, never deletes any files. It doesn't hang , I can cancel and stop it, but nothing has happened in the interim.
    I'm stumped. I did search and follow the thread on an earlier post MSKB, but that didn't help.

    Dave Danger

    XP Pro SP2 on a Pentium IV running at 2254 Mhz, 512Meg RDRam at 397.8 Mhz frequency
     
  2. natcom

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    have you try this from safe mode as well ?
     
  3. Dr Dave

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    The standard fix is to run ScanDisk, which should cure invalid filenames.
     
  4. Dave Danger

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    I'll run scandisk and then try to clean from safe mode as well. report later.

    Dave Danger
     
  5. Dave Danger

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    successfully deleted all desired files from within "Safe Mode". One of those things that makes ya go... "Hmmmmmmm".

    Thanks

    Dave Danger
     
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