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Old 02-12-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Theres probably a simple answer

K well I used to be an avid computer user. Changing operating systems on a regular basis (switching between linux's and windows)-, used to build pcs on the frontline in the Australian alienware offices, and worked for mac. But. I simply can't work out whats up with my XP. I open recycling bin cause its indicating theres trash with the full rubbish bin icon on the desktop. Its empty. But I know this problem so I just assume I can't empty the bin unless I put something in it but theres still something to empty. So I click it. Then it says "Are you sure you want to delete 'WINDOWS'?" - But I'm displaying all hidden files and folders I've been to check on the root directories of the system for corruptions and I can't find a single mistake. Theres just an empty bin claiming it wants to delete windows that I can't seem to see? Help?
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:41 PM   #2
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Virus?
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
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I really don't think it is a virus. It could be possible an error in the registry. Here is quick fix for the registry.

Open up notepad, and paste following into it:

--PASTE EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE--

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\BitBucket]
"NukeOnDelete"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@="Recycle Bin"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
@="Recycle Bin"
"InfoTip"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74, 00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,53,00,48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00 ,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
2d,00,32,00,32,00,39,00,31,00,35,00,00,00
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000060
"IntroText"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,7 4,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,53,00,48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00 ,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
2d,00,33,00,31,00,37,00,34,00,38,00,00,00
"LocalizedString"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,7 3,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\
6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74 ,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,\
00,5c,00,53,00,48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00 ,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\
2c,00,2d,00,38,00,39,00,36,00,34,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00 ,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c ,00,2c,00,33,00,31,00,00,\
00
"Empty"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00 ,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,31,\
00,00,00
"Full"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00, 6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00 ,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,32,\
00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\InProcServer32]
@="shell32.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{645FF 040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF04 0-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=hex:40,01,00,20
"CallForAttributes"=dword:00000040

--PASTE EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS LINE--

save the file as an "*.reg" file to the desktop and "run" it.

if there's an error, remove the top line which says "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00", but it should work like that.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:21 PM   #4
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It could simply be a corrupted file in the recycle bin .

How the Recycle Bin Stores Files
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:37 AM   #5
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the recycle bin is taking power over the OS o.0

sorry I dont really know anything about that, apart fro,m some wierd corrupt file messing things up
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