Click on the link below:http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #64 and click "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" in the right column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save restorerecyclebin.reg
to your desktop. Double-click on that file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted. Once you get a successful message delete the file and reboot.
This solution involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes
. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable. As an alternative, you can download and use ERUNT
which is an excellent free tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed. For instructions with screenshots, see Take a complete registry backup using ERUNT