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Windows 7: Can't Empty Recycle Bin Or Open It! What Do I Do? [Windows 7]

02 Mar 2012   #11
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

IMPORTANT: The following procedure permanently deletes all files and folders which are already in the Recycle Bin (from all user accounts in the system) and cannot be recovered.

1. Open an elevated Command Prompt, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

2. Type the following command and press ENTER: rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin

This clears out the $Recycle.bin folder for the C:\ drive. You may have to do this for each hard disk partition in your system. Change C to the letter of them.

3. Type exit to close the Command Prompt window.


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02 Mar 2012   #12
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I updated my system specs, if I left out anything important, let me know.

What I downloaded, were just episodes from a tv-show. I had no problems with it, and left my computer on over night say they can finish when I woke up, and planned on moving them onto my external HDD.

I just tried a system restore, but I still have the same problem. And I've only visited the same sites I normally do, which don't give me any problems.

As far as Malwarebytes, I open it up, and run it, but after a few seconds, like with most of the other programs, it freezes and forces me to close it. Every time I restart the computer, I can do a few things, like listen to music, watch a movie, etc, but then it freezes.
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02 Mar 2012   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get all your stuff of the pc and we`ll do a reinstall. Do you have your key ? Make a list of all the software you have installed. Did you pay for it ? Do you have any keys you need for the software ?

Forgot to ask , do you have a recovery partition.
Can you post a shot of disk management ?

Start button, right click computer, click manage, wait, left hand side click disk management. Push print screen key 1 time, ( top row on keyboard ) open paint, paste and name the pic, save it to your desktop. Attach it to your next post.
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02 Mar 2012   #14
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I don't have a key. I'm not really sure about the recovery partition.

I'm having trouble getting a shot of disk management. I'm clicking the print key, but nothing's happening.
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02 Mar 2012   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eddieranger View Post
I don't have a key. I'm not really sure about the recovery partition.

I'm having trouble getting a shot of disk management. I'm clicking the print key, but nothing's happening.
You don`t click the print screen key , you push it with your finger. It`s on the keyboard top row. Re-Read my instructions. Do it exactly as I wrote it.

Did you buy this pc ? There is no Certificate of Authenticity on it anywhere? That will have the activation code on it.

The print screen key is usually written Prt Scr and on the top row of the keyboard.
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02 Mar 2012   #16
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

That's what I meant, I'm pushing the prt scr key but nothing is happening.
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02 Mar 2012   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nothings gonna happen when you push it. Push it once then open paint and paste it there. It says paste right there in the top left corner of paint. Come on man

You gotta get that uploaded so we can help you.
When you get it to your desktop, use the paperclip in the post reply to attach it.
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02 Mar 2012   #18
DefyDripz

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I had a similar issue once you upload the picture, we can throw out better ideas to resolve this.
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03 Mar 2012   #19
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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03 Mar 2012   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You did it !!!
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