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Windows 7: Corrupted Recycle Bin & computer freezing

26 Feb 2010   #1
Heinz Getwellvet

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Corrupted Recycle Bin & computer freezing

Hey all,

I am also suffering from a corrupted recycle bin. It's strange though.

If you look at my specs you will see I have multiple HDD. My "E" drive is the 2TB Hitachi drive formatted GPT (not MBR) NTFS, no more than a month old. Everything ran perfectly on my previous Win7 Ult x64 image. I just recently did a full restore, wiped my drive clean and installed Win7 Pro x64. Everything is running well.

I have my xbox360 linked to my "E" drive for my movies. My dad was watching a movie on my xbox as I was watching a movie on my PC from the same drive (i have done this before). When I went to empty my recycle bin my computer completely locked up. I had to shut down.

When i restarted I tried to empty the bin and received the corrupt error. I deleted the bin from the drive with the CMD line. Error stopped. The error would come back after restart and PC continues to freeze.

I am currently running check disk on "E" and repairing. Its going to take a long time due to the size and amount of data. I am stumped for what could cause this. Is it the GPT format? Is WMC messing things up? Could I have just corrupted the drive with a bad file? After Check Disk if problem persists I will probably wipe drive.

All incite is welcome and encouraged. Thank You!!


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26 Feb 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpoverdorf View Post
Hey all,

I am also suffering from a corrupted recycle bin. It's strange though.

If you look at my specs you will see I have multiple HDD. My "E" drive is the 2TB Hitachi drive formatted GPT (not MBR) NTFS, no more than a month old. Everything ran perfectly on my previous Win7 Ult x64 image. I just recently did a full restore, wiped my drive clean and installed Win7 Pro x64. Everything is running well.

I have my xbox360 linked to my "E" drive for my movies. My dad was watching a movie on my xbox as I was watching a movie on my PC from the same drive (i have done this before). When I went to empty my recycle bin my computer completely locked up. I had to shut down.

When i restarted I tried to empty the bin and received the corrupt error. I deleted the bin from the drive with the CMD line. Error stopped. The error would come back after restart and PC continues to freeze.

I am currently running check disk on "E" and repairing. Its going to take a long time due to the size and amount of data. I am stumped for what could cause this. Is it the GPT format? Is WMC messing things up? Could I have just corrupted the drive with a bad file? After Check Disk if problem persists I will probably wipe drive.

All incite is welcome and encouraged. Thank You!!
What exactely did the error say???
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27 Feb 2010   #3
Heinz Getwellvet

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Something along the lines of - "The recycle bin on E: is corrupted. Would you like to empty it?".

I have disconnected WMC from sharing that drive and I also ran a full disk check on the drive and it came back clean.

I think for some reason when WMC and I are reading from the drive at the same time it freezes the computer and the corrupts the recycle bin. I can't seem to correspond a Event to this freezing or corrupt bin.

It just happened again.

I was downloading to the drive with utorrent and watching a blu-ray movie from it. I went into the drive to pull up a file I downloaded and the computer froze. I had to do a hard boot. There is no event log for this instance. Could the face that the drive was formatted using GPT cause it to be faulty? I am deleting drive and reformatting it to troubleshoot.

Alright, I have done some extensive trouble shooting and discovered that I probably have a bad OS install. The computer freezes with any drive, any media player, and any movie when I try to navigate back to my drives list.

Now I will wipe my drive do a clean install and try again. Is there a more effective way to wipe the drive other than do a custom install and delete the partition? Or is that good enough?
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27 Feb 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kpoverdorf,

You might try a repair install first to see if that may be able to fix it to try and avoid doing a custom or clean install.
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28 Feb 2010   #5
Heinz Getwellvet

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

That's a thought. I will try that.

I would like to correct my previous post. This freezing only occurs with Blu-Ray movies. I found a hotfix "Windows6.1-KB979366-x64" which is supposed to solve windows freezing when reading Blu-ray movies or disks.

I don't think it applies to my issue because it didn't work. I am only reading blu-ray movies from different hard drives. Portable and internal SATA.

I didn't have this issue with my 7 Ultimate install. I also had a huge codec pack installed on 7 Ultimate so there is a slim chance there is an issue with the win7 codecs.
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01 Mar 2010   #6
Heinz Getwellvet

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Problem Solved!

I did a clean install and installed my software and devices one at a time running tests after each install. Turns out the issue was related to my sound card software and Dolby Digital audio. HT Omega Striker 7.1. The weird thing is I have watched BR movies with DD audio on my previous Win7 image and had no issues. I may have ran a custom install of some type for the sound card software and forgot to run it on my new image.

Now to troubleshoot the sound card...
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