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

02 Mar 2012   #1
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Can't Empty Recycle Bin Or Open It! What Do I Do? [Windows 7]

I woke up, and I downloaded a bunch of stuff the night before, and wanted to move it onto an external HDD, cause I was running out of room. But when I put all my external HDD's into the computer, they don't show up. Now I'm at only 12 GB's left on my computer, so I deleted a bunch of things to create room, but I can't open up my recycle bin OR empty it. I have no idea what to do. Most of everything on the computer is unresponsive and goes very slow. Also I noticed when I delete something, or do anything, I have to click refresh in order to see the change.

Does anyone know what to do? I'm freaking out, and I'm ready to take a sledge and do something I know I'll regret! Please help!


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02 Mar 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Lets start checking for malware

Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan
Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!
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02 Mar 2012   #3
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I have that program, but when I click it, it doesn't let me get into it.

I don't think it's a malware thing though. The computer was fine last night before I went to sleep. But when I woke up, all this happened. I'm thinking it because I only have 12 GB's left on my computer. Maybe it's screwing it up? Which is why I'm trying to delete stuff, but it's not allowing me to permanently delete anything to free up space.

Also I can't hear anything on the computer. The audio is not working. I can't watch any video, or listen to any audio
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02 Mar 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eddieranger View Post
I have that program, but when I click it, it doesn't let me get into it.

I don't think it's a malware thing though. The computer was fine last night before I went to sleep. But when I woke up, all this happened. I'm thinking it because I only have 12 GB's left on my computer. Maybe it's screwing it up? Which is why I'm trying to delete stuff, but it's not allowing me to permanently delete anything to free up space.

Also I can't hear anything on the computer. The audio is not working. I can't watch any video, or listen to any audio
If we had your system specs we might be able to tell you.

I doubt it is the HD free space that is the issue.

Try booting into safemode and running Malwarebytes.
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02 Mar 2012   #5
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

How do I find the system specs?

Also, I tried booting into safe mode, and it took really long, and never went into it, and just booted normally. I was able to empty my recycle bin once I got in, but I can't do it anymore. The external HDD is still not showing up when I put it in.
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02 Mar 2012   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Might have to do a repair install if you have the win 7 dvd.
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02 Mar 2012   #7
Eddieranger

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

No, I don't have the disc. I'd hate to reboot the whole computer, cause I can't get the external HDD's to work, so I wouldn't be able to transfer all the files I want to save.

I'm going to move this to General Discussions
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02 Mar 2012   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eddieranger View Post
No, I don't have the disc. I'd hate to reboot the whole computer, cause I can't get the external HDD's to work, so I wouldn't be able to transfer all the files I want to save.

I'm going to move this to General Discussions
Good luck
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02 Mar 2012   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

We need more information please:

System specs, how many hard drives, what did you download etc. etc.

A screenshot of your fully expanded disk management layout would be a big help too.

Have you tried a system restore point to a time when you know your computer was OK?

Have you visited any dodgy sites that could have infected your computer?

Have you run a full virus scan?

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02 Mar 2012   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can use a program called specy to help you with the system specs.

Also try running a full system scan with either Malwarebytes or MSE.

Once you have found your system specs, go to the top of your page under user cp and enter them.

They will then be easy for members to view by clicking my system specs located in the lower lefthand corner of any of your posts.

Thanks Fabe
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