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Recycle Bin Corrupt - Windows XP


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#1 super goku

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

Hello,

Here is the error message I get right after I boot my computer and double click on the recycle bin:

"The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?"

your help would be appreciated.

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:32 PM

See this Microsoft page:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297760
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:46 AM

Hey,

I tried this link but it did not work. Moreover, the above link requires that I install Service Pack 3 (which I cant due to my D-Link driver being incompatible with SP3).

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:21 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotf...&kbln=en-us

Simply click agree, download and run.

I'm pretty sure the hotfix doesn't require SP3

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:23 PM

I have tried the Hotfix. However, the hotfix works only on Windows XP (with no service packs)! (lol).

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:29 PM

Really? *back to the drawing board*

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:33 PM

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 64 on the right.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:37 PM

is it safe to take from that site? Would "Repairing the Windows XP" work? (from the Windows CD)

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:38 PM

super goku - have you checked your computer for malware?

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:44 PM

Yes Kelly's Corner has a known reputation for being safe.

With that said however, proceed with caution.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:46 PM

1- this is a brand new computer (installed my programs, and the files that I needed) - barely any surfing done on it.

2- I have AVG 8, Spybot, Spywareblaster installed and running regularly.

2- Would repairing the Windows XP from the Windows CD work?

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:05 PM

Kelly's Korner is a very reputable site and I would try their fix first.

Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP - #64 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:32 PM

To back it up can't he just?:

Start - Run - type regedit
Right click my computer
Click Export
Save it to a location of your choosing
There's the backup.

Edited by scissorhands7, 08 December 2008 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

From the ERUNT blurb:

Note: The "Export registry" function in Regedit is USELESS (!) for making a complete backup of the registry. Neither does it export the whole registry (for example, no information from the "SECURITY" hive is saved), nor can the exported file be used later to replace the current registry with the old one. Instead, if you re-import the file, it is merged with the current registry without deleting anything that has been added since the export, leaving you with an absolute mess of old and new entries.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:39 PM

While i was away, my brother took it upon himself to Repair the O/S using the Windows XP CD. The error message is gond and the Recycle Bin seems to be working as it should.

Should I be concerned?




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