recycle bin asks me to delete windows!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by uptown, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. uptown

    uptown Guest

    has anyone else ever seen this? when i clicked on my recycle bin it was empty and windows prompted me...."would you like to delete windows" "yes or no". so of course i hit no and run a virus scan and everything comes back clean. so i open the recycle bin again and this time i hit yes. nothing seems to change. i reboot and all is still well. so i run another antivirus and everything is once again fine. i am lost as to why it would ask me that. has anyone else seen this?

    thanks in advance to anyone who reads this or can reply. :)

    Richard
     
  2. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    by chance anyone delete a folder called windows on your pc? it will only tell you the name of the folder of file in there if its the only file in the bin.
     
  3. Jahya

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    try and delete it, you will receive an error saying access denied file/folder in use. try and restore it and it will tell you there is nothing to restore. rebooting usually fixes the problem (unless of course it was caused by a virus, then you need to remove the virus and then reboot).
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    he said he clicked yes and nothing happened to his system.

    I think that it was prob another folder called Windows as well
     
  5. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Thread revival from hell, but I have this problem - no solution listed

    I am getting this "delete WINDOWS" prompt from my recycle bin at random. Has happened half a dozen times, there is nothing in the recycle bin yet it says there is and asks me if I want to delete WINDOWS. It won't let me delete WINDOWS I get the error message listed in the orignal post.

    I noticed that there was no solution posted so I wanted to check on this. Reboot fixes the problem, but why does it happen?

    Win XP Home w/ SP2
     
  6. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    if you scroll down the page you will see the answer :p that sign up thing is just a scam to get more registered users. I wouldnt be suprised if they were a source of spam.
     
  8. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    well they just did a reinstall, I am not going to do that just for this. Ther has to be another solution. Inaddition, I just did a reboot and it didn't go away this time :mad: . I ma having all kinds of problems today
     
  9. lol my friend called me last week he had the same problem i was laughing... what i told him to do is to scan with regseeker and regscrub and then restart the computer and it stopped doing it
     
  10. you can get regscrub from www.majorgeeks.com it's a freeware it scans your registry for unwanted and bad values and deletes them upon confirmation
     
  11. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Reboot into Safemode which should prevent this spyware, hijack working.
    Do a scan with a reputable anti virus ... also" Spybot" and "Hijackthis"
    One of them should isolate the cause for you to delete it.
    The most serious one I have come across "W32 Rameh" is still deleteable using this method , and this is far less so.
     
  12. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well I have an update. I did a defrag a little bit ago, just to get the system to overwrite any deleted ghost images on the HDD. Well I went to empty the recycle bin and this time arround it was trying to delete a different file that was already deleted. Which of course it couldn't and gave a warning saying the file path didn't exist. I think it is just hanging up on the last deleted file and is reading the ghost file off the HDD. I know it is not spyware or a virus, have been through all that in dealing with a hacker attacking my system for the last 3 days.

    I will give the regscruber a try and see if that fixes it.