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Windows 7: Recyce Bin Problem Plus Question

26 Mar 2012   #1
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
Recyce Bin Problem Plus Question

Got everything up and running. Then I when to delete something and it goes into my Recycle Bin. When I clicked on the Recycle Bin, nothing was there, but I clicked on "Empty Recycle Bin" and I heard the noise it makes. Now nothing goes in there and there is no button that states "Click to empty recycle bin". Would one have to do with the other? If not, how can I delete my Recycle bin and replace it?


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26 Mar 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Question: Should I have made this "ACTIVE" as well?
Not if I understand you correctly.

You want the Windows drive to be active.

What do you intend to put on that first partition you made active?

What do you intend to put on the second one?

Are you deliberately using that "System Reserved" partition that Windows likes to make?? You can avoid it if you want to. If you do use it, it should be active.
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26 Mar 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

First question: a big definite NO. There should only one active partition on the drive and that needs to be the one that holds the boot files.

It can either be the System Reserved partition or the Windows partition, but not both. If the Windows partition holds the boot files and the active flag you would not need a System Reserved partition.

If you have got two active partitions, the one without the boot files needs to be made inactive.

Partition - Mark as Inactive
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26 Mar 2012   #4
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Here is a snap shot of how it looks:


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26 Mar 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That's OK. Only 1 active partition--the System Reserved.
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26 Mar 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Nothing wrong with that layout.

System Reserved is active as one would expect, the Windows partition holds all your system files and the Recovery partition holds the Windows image that will recover your computer to it's out-of-box factory state.
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26 Mar 2012   #7
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay, thanks but what about the Recycle Bin Problem?
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26 Mar 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Okay, thanks but what about the Recycle Bin Problem?
Try the System File Checker: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't fix it, try a Repair Install: Repair Install
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26 Mar 2012   #9
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Did that and nothing showed up.
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26 Mar 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Just edited the post, try the repair install.
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