Recycle Bin Wierdness

Posted by: Silver_Moon

Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 02:42 PM

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What's up with this!? There's nothing in the Recycle Bin when I open it, but the icon says there is, and when I say to empty it, it asks me that! WHAT is going on!?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 04:42 PM

Well since you have the means to reinstall everything I'd push the button. smile
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 04:44 PM

But I just reinstalled! Less than a week ago! I'm confused. I get what you mean, but why would I want to do that!?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 04:49 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
but why would I want to do that!?
To see what happens. cool
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 04:51 PM

I don't wanna see what happens! It might screw up the whole computer! eek Is there any other way to fix it?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
I don't wanna see what happens! It might screw up the whole computer! eek Is there any other way to fix it?
I have no idea, but that's how we learn.

If you set the window options to show invisibles can you see the Windows folder in there? Maybe it got moved accidentally, or maybe it's just a copy. Without having any details as to what went on before it's hard to say.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 05:01 PM

Nothing went on before. and nothing shows up when I make it show the hidden files. (wait, is it my background? laugh *sarcasm*)
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 05:18 PM

No guts no glory, empty it and reboot. eek
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 05:34 PM

I can't!
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 05:36 PM

Usually when this happens the recycle bin directory is corrupted, or there is a piece of spyware in there. Empty the bin (you'll get an error), then reboot the machine in safe mode. Empty the bin then if it's not empty, and reboot into regular mode. Should take care of it.

Regular user can't move the windows folder to the trash anyway.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 05:45 PM

I'm scanning the computer with AVG. Hopefully it'll see something. How do you boot into Safe Mode?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/20/09 06:58 PM

I emptied it. NOTHING happened! laugh I'll check in safe mode too.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 06:51 AM



Yes! I would definitely delete Windows!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 01:18 PM

I just had to grab this. It will come in handy.

Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 02:01 PM

Feel free to. Now it's acting wierd. If you use it for something, let me know!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 02:10 PM

Oh, I'll drop it on some poor Windows user someday, especially if they are complaining about a problem with Windows. wink
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 02:12 PM



You should make a picture with it! oh, and do you like my background? smile
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 02:20 PM

Yes, that is a nice background - very tasteful.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 02:28 PM


Here's the full background. the text is lyrics of the 1st verse of my favorite song.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 02:35 PM

Aww man! 5 BSoDs last night and 3 today! frown
Posted by: carp

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
I just had to grab this. It will come in handy.



I also like how the (Yes) is already suggested laugh
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 03:25 PM

laugh LOL! It was like that. It's like it WANTS you to.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 03:36 PM

Here ya go!

Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 03:41 PM

OMG, I've started a meme. laugh
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 03:42 PM

but what about my BSoD problem? Everyone has seemed to ignore it.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 04:01 PM

I don't do Windows. Someone who does will drive by eventually. Is there a pattern or are they simply random?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 04:03 PM

It seems to do it when I try to upload to YouTube. Mostly. Sometimes it's random.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 06:39 PM

Did it BSoD before you re-installed?

If so you can test your RAM. Go here and click Free Downloads to download an ISO to boot off of to test your RAM. Unzip it then you can burn the ISO to a CD on OS X using Disk Utility, or on Windows if you have burning software installed.

You'll have to Google to find out how to get to the boot menu to boot from the CD if it doesn't automatically do it.

That's the first place I'd start anyway if it does it in random programs.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 06:44 PM

I don't have a CD to burn to, and it mainly does it when I try to upload to YouTube.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 07:02 PM

Try a different browser?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 07:14 PM

I'll see, but I'm afraid to.
Posted by: carp

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
I'll see, but I'm afraid to.


Why
Your anti virus should run on any browser ?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 07:29 PM

I like Chrome, and Safari won't work.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 07:53 PM

Try Firefox.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/21/09 09:26 PM

It worked.

Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 04:51 AM

Yayyyyy. Glad that did it.

Now what were you doing up so late? Your brain needs rest to function clearly in the AM. smile
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 08:56 AM

I am on Christmas break.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 11:08 AM

Lucky you. grin
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 11:11 AM

I know- I asked for an iTouch and a Garbage watch for christmas.
Here it is.

I wanted to go back to a restore point, and it tries- and fails. I wonder why?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 11:31 AM

You're in Dell hell. crazy

Are you able to choose a day to restore to? What happens when it fails, what cryptic message does it give?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 01:49 PM

I know I am and Yes, I can choose a day. And all it does is boots back up, and it says that no changes were made.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 02:22 PM

Maybe because there were no changes in system files? Unless you installed something that modified the system I don't think it would have to restore anything.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 02:50 PM

I need to see if restoring it will help Window's acting weird.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 07:19 PM

Windows always acts weird. wink

Posted by: Jim_

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/22/09 08:16 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
Window's acting weird.
I'm sure it is, it's Windows.

Since you are only a day or so into a fresh system, maybe reinstall again? But take it slow in modifying anything. Do the updates required but don't go adding any modifications to the interface, wall paper, cursors or whatever. Run the stock system for a few days (not hours) and see how it goes. Of course you'll need to download Flash and stuff like that, but be careful what you add on, only essentials, if in doubt ask.

Download Firefox only and use it.

If it still acts weird from a clean system then you need to trouble shoot the hardware, starting with RAM.

If you do reinstall start a new thread for it, this one's getting long.

Thx.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Recycle Bin Wierdness - 12/23/09 09:10 AM

I can't reinstall. It asks for a product key.