Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

"windows" Is In Recycle Bin!


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 david28

david28

    Forum Member


  • Banned
  • 1,614 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:42 PM

Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:07 AM

Hey guys, when I empty my recycle bin, sometimes I will get a message saying "one or more files can not be deleted because it is in use." Then when I press "Empty Recycle Bin" it comes up with the confirmation message to delete. It says are you sure you would like to delete "WINDOWS" from the recycle bin. I just press no and then restart my computer and the problem is gone. It isn't that serious and it doesn't happen that often but I just want to be on the safe side, so if you guys could tell me how to fix the problem or what the problem is then it would be great.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:09:12 AM

Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:24 AM

If "Windows" in in your recycle bin, then you're most likely either infected with malware or have made a mistake in deleting the entire Windows directory. I'd suspect that it was malware causing this, so I'd recommend the following free, online scans:

http://safety.live.com
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#3 Rollin' Rog

Rollin' Rog

  • Members
  • 52 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 AM

Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:02 PM

This, or a variation of it, seems to have worked for some:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-...tml#post4384259
Microsoft MVP Shell/User

#4 david28

david28

    Forum Member

  • Topic Starter

  • Banned
  • 1,614 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:42 PM

Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:57 AM

Thanks for your replies, I am extremely sure I am not infected with malware or anything along those lines but thankyou anyway for replying. What is expalined in the article is the exact problem that I am experiencing aswell. No solution though!

#5 Rollin' Rog

Rollin' Rog

  • Members
  • 52 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 AM

Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:16 PM

Have you also tried running chkdsk on the drive?

And manually deleting the recycle bin per this instruction:

http://forums.techguy.org/3625335-post9.html

After rebooting -- save a small text file to the bin and delete it again.
Microsoft MVP Shell/User

#6 david28

david28

    Forum Member

  • Topic Starter

  • Banned
  • 1,614 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:42 PM

Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:05 AM

I have just done my quarter computer cleanup. I have done a defragment, registry check, disk cleanup, optimizer and run chkdisk aswell as deleting unneeded things. I do this every quarter so I don't think that has solved the problem because it started before i did this routine. But I havent had the problem again so I will not worry about it unless it happens again, if it does I will come back to you guys, thanks for your help.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users