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Recycle bin - appears on desktop but doesn´t function

Q: Recycle bin - appears on desktop but doesn´t function

The icon is on the desktop but nothing happens when I click on it. When I search for "recycle bin" only the icon comes up. Where is the bin and how do I get it to function?

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A: Recycle bin - appears on desktop but doesn´t function

Hello Roffe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to open the Recycle Bin from any other location? Say from the drop down menu of the first arrow in the address bar in Windows Explorer.

If not, then you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help if the Recycle Bin is corrupted.

Recycle Bin Corrupted - Cannot Delete File or Folder

Hope this helps for now,

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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
One of the greatest problems now is that whenever I use files and folders (moving, renaming, deleting...) there is NO automatic change in file explorer, desktop or recycle bin unless I refresh them manually. Is there a fix for this ?

A:Automatic refresh doesn't work in File Explorer, Desktop, Recycle etc.

You can try
SFC /Scannow
from an elevated command prompt.

Then there's
DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums

Failing that, you could try an in-place upgrade repair install.

But I understood from your other post you are trying to upgrade to the anniversary edition. If you can succeed with that, that may well resolve that as you will have a new copy of Windows, unless the problem is caused by a setting which is copied over.

Note that the anniversary edition resolves the bug where an item is deleted from explorer search list and the display was not refreshed.

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I can't empty my recycle bin by clicking empty anymore, i have to highlight all the files and press delete.

That's not the annoying part tho, the annoying thing is that when I try to empty it with the empty button a message comes up asking me if I want to delete ~Dsomething.tmp, but the file doesn't show up in the recycle bin.

Help is appreciated.

A:Recycle bin lost it's 'empty' function and gained an invisible .tmp file.

Welcome to TSG....

What is the correct name of the tmp file and also some system specs would be great?

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Windows 7 doesn't show how much memory is used by all the deleted files.
In Windows XP you just open the the recycle Bin and the ram used is there.

How I find the size used by th recycled files in Windows 7?

A:Recycle Bin doesn't show RAM used.

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Somewhere, my recycle bin bit the dust. I've tried resetting the Properties, fixing the registry, scanned for viruses, ran AdAware, SpyBot, Hijackthis... still, my recycle bin doesn't work. When I delete files, they go away. When I ask to empty the recycle bin, it asks if I want to permanently delete all the contents of the recycle bin, but there appears to be nothing there.

I ran a program called "erb" which thinks there is something there to delete, but it can't get rid of it and I can't "see" it.


A:recycle bin doesn't work

Try empty while in safemode....

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This is more a curiosity than a problem, but maybe someone can explain this to me. I have the recycle bin properties for both my C:\ drive and my external j:\ drive set to ask for confirmation when deleting a file. Yet when I open Windows Explorer and delete a file from my J:\ drive it does NOT ask for confirmation.

Any idea why this setting works for the C:\ drive and not the external drive?

A:Recycle bin confirmation doesn't appear for ext. drive

Hi ProDad,

I'm not sure, but I think in order to delete something permanently from an external drive you have to delete the file and then empty the Recycle Bin while the drive is still mounted. Perhaps Windows doesn't request confirmation because it knows if the drive is suddenly unplugged, any files you've 'deleted' (in reality, probably more like 'flagged for deletion') will remain unharmed.

I could be wrong - but even if I'm right, Windows should know better! :P


Windows Outreach Team

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I don't keep any icons on my desktop. Everything I use is on the Vista dock. Unfortunately, the recycle bin on my dock doesn't refresh when it's full/empty. The recycle bin refreshed fine when it is on my desktop. But, like I mentioned earleir, I don't want to have ANY icons on the desktop. I saw all the tuorials to fix the refreshing problems for the recycle bin, they only apply to the Recycle Bin on the desktop. They aren't helping me in my sitation. Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Help! My Recycle Bin Doesn't Refresh (on the Dock)

Hello Songking, and welcome to Vista Forums.

See if deleting the Recycle Bin from the dock, then putting a new copy on there afterwards will allow it to refresh properly.

Hope this helps,

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When there is stuff in the recycle bin, I will double click the reycle bin icon on my desktop and then click the "Emplty the Recycle Bin" button/tab at the top of the window but nothing happens. Its as if the button has no purpose. If I right click the recycle bin icon on the desktop and click "empty recycle bin" it works. Can somebody help me out with this. Thanks!

A:Recycle Bin Button Doesn't Work!

thanks for all the help guys......

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Whenever I delete something and send it to the Recycle Bin, the icon will change to show that it's full, but when I open the Recycle Bin, it takes a while to load and when it does load, there will be nothing in it (window is just white except for the taskbars on the top and side) and the bottom-left side will just say "0 items." What's going on here and how do I fix it?

A:Recycle Bin Doesn't Show Files

When did you first notice this ? Have you done anything different since you first noticed it like install or uninstall something or download something new ?

Not saying I can help you but just throwing out ideas that may help you remember something that may have caused the problem.

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Well, to put it bluntly, I lost all my sounds. Or rather all my sound playback, as of a few minutes ago.

No system sounds, no music, nothing at all.

My computer hasn't been reformatted lately, and although the drivers are slightly outdated they've worked for all this time up until right now.

After the first reboot, C-Media Mixer/Volume Control didn't show on the taskbar, but Device Manager lists my device as working perfectly. The last time I heard sound was a few minutes ago, after exiting from my screensaver (which has sound).

It's definitely not the speaker, as plugging in my headphones into the jack doesn't produce any sound either.

Any ideas? I'll gladly post system specs or anything else that might be required if asked.

EDIT: could this be virus-related?

A:Sound APPEARS to play...but doesn't

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I want that items which I delete will NOT move to the Recycle Bin.
I chose the option: "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.", but the files I delete still move to the Recycle Bin.
What to do?
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.


A:Recycle Bin doesn't delete items pemenantly

Whether it is Windows7 or Windows XP, we are having an option to delete the item directly without sending it to recyclebin.

click on folder -> shift+delete keys -> Yes -> Directly deleted.


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i think i downloaded something wrong, then now, when i restart my computer, my desktop icons briefly appear, and then they disappear. now all i see, is my wallpaper.

can anyone help me? very urgent.


here's a most recent hijackthis log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:41:15, on 22/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer eConsole\MediaServerService.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.ex... Read more

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Hi, my name's Pedro and I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332.
I have a laptop Lenovo Yoga 11s, Intel I5 3339Y, 8GB, Intel HD Graphics 4000 (last driver) and 128GB SSD card.

In the last build (14328), after a good install and a normal work short period, the All Apps in Start Menu has disappeared. It doesn't appears in Start Menu anymore since then.
I've installed the new build (14332) hoping that this could be solved, but that doesn't happens. I've changed the video driver but that did not work either.

So I'm asking here if anybody has some information about this that could help me to solve it.

Thanx in advance

A:All Apps doesn't appears in Start Menu

I do not understand your question.

Since 14238, theete is no longer an "all apps" link. All Apps are just shown now.

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My old drive recently broke down and luckily I was able to recover most of the data. I've since put a new drive in and it has a different drive letter (E:). However, the old drive (F:) still appears in my computer, when I open the drive, there are different files. I have no idea where those files come from but I can't modify it, it shows an error with Location is not available. I want to remove this drive, what do I do?

A:Drive appears in my computer but doesn't exist

Hi there M0bstr!

So you have this E: drive disconnected? And it still appears with its drive letter? Does your new drive work as it should?

This looks like a ghost drive case. Can you post a screen shot of both My Computer and Disk Management where the ghost drive appears?

Does it appear also in Device Manager? If so, I think this would help you:

1. Go to Device Manager
2. Pull down the View menu
3. Select hidden devices, to look everywhere for the ghost drive
4. If you find it, it most probably should look translucent or faded
5. Right click on it and select Uninstall

I hope this helps!


P.S.: Be very careful when uninstalling storage devices like this, make sure it's the right one and that it is really disconnected and what you see is actually a ghost drive!

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I downloaded the latest version of Spybot search and destroy recently and installed it.
But the problem is that it runs fine but freezes when i click "Fix problem".
It does a full system scan sucessfully but i just can not get spybot to remove the spyware it finds. I have ad aware too, and it works perfectly fine.

I tried re-installing and re-downloading spy bot, but it just doesnt seem to work.

What do I do?????

A:Spy Bot doesn't function

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I'm running vista x64 SP1. Whenever I try to launch the task manager (no matter which method, be it ctrl at del, right clicking in the task bar, or ctrl shift esc) it doesn't appear, but i can see the icon in the system tray. When I right click the icon nothing happens. I tried it 4 times so now i have 4 icons in the system tray and I can't even end them.

Anyone know what I can do? Its practically a brand new install I just installed it on my new hard drive last week.

A:Task manager appears in system tray but doesn't appear

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Is it possible to customise the "Find" function (CTRL + F) so that it remains as a fixed toolbar as part of the ie window rather than having it open up in a new window of its own? In other words, so that it is the same as in firefox.

Im using IE7 (and administrators prevent me from up/downgrading)


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My touch pad dosent work at all. I instal thr synaptic driver but sill nothing....
Iff anyone can halpe i will appreciate.

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At first I could deal with not being able to run Windows Messenger Live (well not my sister anyway, since she was the one with the issue on her login), but now I can't seem able to use the 7.5 version.

When it is run, I find it rather difficult to interact with the program. I only bet on knowing that the text will appear soon enough, that my email will be typed in. When I make mistakes entering it, it takes rather long to fix it. It is sort of like writing a letter and then finally looking down at it to see what you have written. Even putting the cursor over the program makes it disappear (but it functions like it is there).
Anything past that, and I get issues just signing in, in a matter of a second. So that means it can't be a firewall (I use ZoneAlarm), because I have checked through that. Anyway, you get the resulting attachments 01 and 02. On the second one is where I am sort of confused. I tried using Repair, but that did nothing since I can do that a million times, and that would make no change. Something must be wrong with the host file. Somewhere along the lines I got what is now in the text file.

I have tried reinstalling the program (even from a new downloaded file), but that doesn't work. Also is a new .NET update on the computer something to think about? This happened a good while after I had it installed.

So how can I resolve this issue?

A:MSN Messenger 7.5 doesn't function

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I have a 3 year old ACER Aspire 5100 - actually a 5101AWLMi. I had a Malware problem last week, and subsequently had to take the machine back to the shop to have them replace the Audio driver, which the malware had knocked out. Now when I tried to aces the NTI CD&DVD maker from desktop to do a back-up disk on 'my docs', etc the CD/DVD maker doesn't work. A sign comes up saying
"% was not installed properly, or it was altered. Plse reinstall the software or contact tech support".
The control panel shows NTI Backup NOW!4 containing 29 mgs, and NTI CD&DVD Maker containing 164 mgs, but nothing activates. Am travelling, so would like to do the backups.
Am concerned that the DVD driver was affected...if so, how to repair or replace?? Tried to get ACER support to assist but they advise my item is "out of warranty"

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I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,

A:TV out doesn't function properly


Originally Posted by janezgorenc

I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,

Update to the newest drivers.

Un-Install your other drivers from add/remove programs. Reboot. Now install the new drivers from www.nvidia.com

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Suddenly, I can't open an Adobe Acrobat file attachment to an e-mail or open a pdf saved file. I have uninstalled and downloaded Acrobat Reader numerous times (disabling Pop-up blocker and Norton anti-virus) when doing so.

The Acrobat 6.0 icon appears in "Programs" and on my desk-top. When I try to open a file the Acrobat 6.0 logo appears with a large hour glass, but never opens. When I click Control/Alt/Delete, a pattern about 5 inches square appears on the screen, and can only be gotten rid of by rebooting. When I go to turn off and reboot, an "End Program--Font Capture" window appears and blue horizontal line runs; I then click "End Now" and CP reboots.

The I have the problem all over again.

I use Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Many thanks for your help.


After all that I am still back

A:Acrobal pdf 6.0 doesn't function

Uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader, reboot, and reinstall it.

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I liked the recycle bin icons used in Windows 8 better than Windows 10, so I changed them successfully to the Win 8 version. But, the new icons do not change to reflect full / empty even though both have been changed. The standard Win 10 recycle bin icons do work okay when I returned to defaults.

Any ideas why the new ones don't change as they should?

A:Changed recycle bin icons but empty / full doesn't work

I think refreshing the desktop will help out.

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Newly installed Windows XP has no search function

I repeat NONE

A:My Search function doesn't work

If you have taken anything out of startups via msconfig please go to Start – Run – type in msconfig – click OK and click on the Startup tab. Put a check mark beside everything you see listed there and then please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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I have Windows 7 and mostly use interest explorer but since I'm having trouble updating the java for my computer and especially for the x64 side of things I thought I'd try my internet explorer. I go to open it and it does nothing but sit there.
Any reason for this would help me.

A:Internet Explorer doesn't function

To get your IE working again run inetcpl.cpl and go to advanced and click the reset and reset everything.

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I have recently upgraded two of my computers to windows 8.1. The first went fine, but the second hung on restart.  That is to say, 
1. I went to the Store
2.  I downloaded 8.1
3.  the computer restarted (shut down ok, but hung on restart, with manufactures screen-couldn't do anything)
4.  After a long wait I manually shutdown and turned the computer on.
5. The installation went fine
6.  Everything works fine
7.  Restart doesn't work
So when I have to restart, for example when installing a program.  I have to shut down and then turn it back on.
If I click restart, it shuts down and then hangs.
I have made no changes to the settings from windows 8.  (I did disable the Hyper V services, as I don't use them and I had to download the english language pack as I live in spain
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A:Windows 8.1 restart doesn't function

Hello.  I found the problem. 
NvTmru.exe from nvidia was the problem.
Moved it to delayed startup and no more problems.  fixed the other problem I had with the keyboard and display languages acting funny. 
I will move this to the windows 8.1 thread for info purposes.

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after a dramatical crash of hdd I have to change with another .

I used restore system dowloaded in a usb key and everthing worked prperly except fn key that doesn't open menu with grey keys .

in eg. I can't turn-off wi-fi device . someone can help me?

thanks a lot for now .

P.S. I apologize for my poor english so that I'm asking if is possible respond esily or better in italian .

A:Function key doesn't work properly

May I ask you what notebook model do you have and what Windows system is currently preinstalled?

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When I go to "search" I get the basic box but it is empty. There are no options within the box. What files make up this function? If I can pinpoint what is missing I think I can get it working again.

I search by hitting Programs, then search. Win XP 1 gig ram, 250 gb HD etc. I think a malware program deleted a file thinking it was bad.


A:Search function doesn't work

Hello Bill

Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder.
Locate the srchasst.inf file. Right click it and select Install.
You'll need your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder.

The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your Explorer Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders.
Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View
Check ?Show hidden Files?
Uncheck ?Hide protected system files?

You can also click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open directly to the Inf folder.


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Win 7 Home Premium version Svc pack 1; Toshiba Satellite L505. I can't get the Send To function to work when I right click in Librarys. Specifically, I want to send a picture to One Note. I have done the proper steps with no result. What am I missing?

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The troubleshooter & Repair tool has stopped functioning since I have updated my Windows version to 2004 (OS Build 19041.1). Could you tell me is there any way that I can get it fixed?


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After the UA upgrade I see several errors in the Event Viewer. In the past you could get more info by clicking the Event Log Online Help. You may still do this, but you arrive on an advertisement page of MS. Do they skip this source of information?

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I'm not certain if I'm posting this in the correct forum. Hope so. Very weird problem and have spent 2 days trying to work it out.
I have the Adobe Flash Player ... I have BBC and ITV Player.

A week ago we were able to go to ITV-1, and watch two episodes of an outstanding show called Downton Abbey. This is 24 hours after broadcast and is a catch up service. No problem. But suddenly, when trying to get the third episode, nothing.
It just will not open. Called ITV who suggested that perhaps I should uninstall and then reinstall Adobe Flash. I did. Still no joy. Cleared cache and history and all the things we're always told to do on a regular basis. Defragged ... cleared disk ...
even did a restore to another date. Nothing worked. So I'm stumped. I have broadband and oh by the way ... I see below that it says under system info that my AV isn't updated. Well, it sure is.
Sorry to be long winded but don't know another way to explain the problem here. The site and show in question play on other people's PCs, so the problem has to be here in mine. Funny thing tho, I can still get BBC-TV, no problem.

Any ideas out there?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3710 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory, 128 Mb
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A:player doesn't function for ITV television

checked 3rd and 4th episode , works all OK from here
try clearing you cache temporary files and history of the browser you use
I tried IE and google chrome both worked

control panel
internet options
in the general tab
delete options

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I use Xp Home and nwo whenever I try to search somethign , ANYTHING , i get a dialog box , on which only F....... and some ... aer writtten , and there is no error no nothing , just that dialog box , on which I hve only 1 button to click after which I go back to search page.
Is there any service required to run in the startup for it to work ??

Coz I have turned off many services , but that was a long time ago, this started happening recently

A:Search function doesn't work now

Have you checked to see if the search function works in SafeMode?

Have you installed any updates to the current software like your AV program for instance?

Anyway, the first thing I'd try would be to run SFC from a command prompt within Windows XP and see what happens

sfc /scannow

BTW, in reference to the services, I doubt that's an issue. Windows XP will start a service if it's needed, regardless of whether you've disabled it.

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My function keys doesn't work. I have tried to find drivers on HP support, but can only find for OP Windows 7.BR/Torsten

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Microsoft Window XP Home v. 2002 service pack 2
1.40 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
Not fragmented (already tried defrag)

My computer takes a long time when I try to delete a file (doesn't matter what size or kind of file). Once I click on the file and hit delete the hard drive starts going and after a while I get a confirmation message "Are you sure you want to send file.ext to the recycle bin?" I click yes and then it's hung up again for a while as I watch pieces of paper float accross the screen from a file folder to a recycle bin, and then it finally deletes. This is a new problem on my old machine.

I also can't open the recylcing bin, but I can empty it. When I click on the recycle bin it opens a window and shows the "flashlight" icon, the hard drive goes, and it never finished it's process, never displays the recycling bin contents.

A:deleting takes a long time WinXP, recycle bin doesn't open

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Things I know: it is about 10 years old that has windows 98, 20GB HDD, CD drive, DVD-RW drive and a floppy disc drive.
Two USB sockets. Not sure if 2.0 or 1.1, but I plugged a 2.0 memory stick into it yesterday and it recognised that it was 2.0 but couldn't find the driver for it so couldn't connect.
I think it has 128Mb of RAM but I opened it up today and found one 128Mb and one 64Mb. But windows tells me it only has 128Mb. What is using that 64Mb?

I tried putting Damn small Linux on it this morning by putting it on a CD-R. When I booted it up it said that it found a disc then said failure. According to this I need the dsl-syslinux.iso <reference to illegal process removed>
The dsl.iso was the one I tried first and it failed.

I have no idea what the CPU is I tried taking of the fan but I couldn't get the screws undone.

From the badly focused pictures can you tell me if I can upgrade the HDD, RAM and CPU so I can put Linux on it and give it a new lease of life. I think the motherboard might not be compatible with today's CPUs etc.

Ask me anything to check to see if the parts are compatible/useable


A:Looking to recycle a old desktop.

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When i got this error first, it was that when I booted up Windows XP it would only run up to the Windows loading page. Where you see the Windows logo and there is a bar running. After that my monitor either goes blank or gives me a "no signal" message. So I decided to reformat my hard drive and re-install the OS. Well now it only turns up the background, where I could see the background image and the mouse. But no start bar no nothing. Can anyone help me out?

I am running Pentium 4 Processor. Intel Desktop Board D915PBL Windows SP1

Thanks in advance.

A:Only Desktop Appears

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Hi there,  I'm using a T480 ThinkPad with Windows 10, which has a built-in HDMI output port that works very well with my standard external LCD display (an old Samsung model with a regular DVI to HDMI adapter). However, when I try to use the HDMI port of my Lenovo USB-C hub (c109) instead, I found that the dispaly is recognized by the operating system but cannot really receive any signal. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any response.

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Okay forum I am coming to you once again for a little assistance.

Today I went to fire up my desktop and everything loaded quick and fine as usual. But when I went to click on my browser nothing happened. I then proceeded to try and click on my Windows Start button but again nothing happened. Nothing will function at all. The system just freezes and won't do anything.

My system is set up using an SSD for the OS and a RAID0 array for the programs and user files. While I have had issues with CHKDSK pulling the Raid array apart it is now disabled on both the SSD and the Raid array. I tried loading with the install disk and going to a restore point but the only one is from the updates yesterday and the issue still remains. I have also tried the SFC /SCANNOW using the command prompt on the install disk and it found no errors. I'm at a loss here and really don't want to do a fresh install. This thing is a pain to set up.

Thanks all in advance.

A:Windows 7 Opens and looks fine but doesn't function

Okay so I figured it all out. Still not sure why it happened but here's how I fixed it. I rebooted the system and loaded into safe mode. Once in I accessed the hidden system admin, found my user profile and transferred it over to another drive just in case. During the transfer the loader froze so I had to abort with a manual system power down (holding down the D-Day button). Once the system booted up (again into safe mode) I ran CHKDSK again on both drives. Again the results came back negative. However when the system rebooted into normal OPS I had a functional desktop. The only issue being that even though I logged into my profile, once in I got an error. "You have been signed into a temporary profile, etc. etc." Since I at least have some headway I jumped over to the hidden system admin and went to the REGEDIT. I found my User Profile Registry Key, backed it up and deleted it and rebooted. After I rebooted I no longer had this error but none of my saved files, movies or pictures were anywhere to be found. I did however manage to keep my programs installed. But then I got to thinking about that file I tried to back up. I tried to open it and got an error. I tried to delete it and it wouldn't let me. I finaly played it all out and ran CHKDSK again from safe mode on both drives. Lots of errors. After I booted the system up this last time I was able to open the file and low and behold I at least saved my docs and pics. Just transferred everything over and am now back ... Read more

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This is quite a weird problem and it started when I replaced Firefox 3.6 with Firefox 4 (as in uninstall Firefox and install Firefox 4).
Everytime I am browing now Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar. I made a screenshot of it which shows the problem much better.
As you can see Chrome and Foobar2000 are function properly and the way I want it, but Firefox 4 doesn't. It show the open browser and the icon to start another Firefox window and that's not how I want it.
Could anyone help me with this small problem?

A:Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar

I'm not having any problems with FF. I'm using RC1 version... Click on that icon and remove it from taskbar. After that click with right click on firefox icon(that you browse) and select Pin to Taskbar.

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I can't use or run "restore" anymore on XP machine. I have no idea what happened. I don't seem to have any other problems.


A:Restore function doesn't work anymore

It sounds as if System Restore may have become corrupted. You can try reinstalling the feature. Here's how:In Control Panel or Windows Explorer, click Folder Options and then View tab
Under Advanced Settings, scroll down and find "Show hdden files and folder." Check the box.
Find "Hide extensions for known files types." Uncheck that box. Click Apply, OK.
In Windows Explorer, find your Windows folder (usually on the C: drive but not always). Navigate to the inf folder and open it.
Find a file named sr.inf
Right click the file and select Install.

Important: This creates a new installation of System Restore, but it will delete any restore points that you had created previously.

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I'm copying folder A on external drive E to folder B on external drive K. Folder B is an older copy of folder A which I now want to update so that I have an identical copy of folder A on drive K. I'm calling the copy of folder A on drive K "folder B" just for simplicity. Folder A is 27 gigabytes, 121 folders, 4,000 files.

When I copy A to B the system copies just the new files and after awhile tells me that there are copies of the remaining files already in folder B so I click on cancel or skip remaining files. Then just to be sure I copy folder B back to folder A and it finds a couple hundred files that it says are not in folder A so it adds them then tells me the rest are already in A. So next I just want to be really sure they are both the same so copy folder A back to folder B again, but it starts copying another hundred files from A to B.

I have done this back and forth thing over 20 times till I got completely bored doing it and every single time it copys more files from B to A, then more files from A to B, then more files from B to A, then more files from A to B and on and on. If I look at the properties of both A and B they are identical, same number of bytes, files and folders. But the copy process never sees that they are identical. It will forever think there are some files in A that are not in B and that there are some files in B that are not in A no matter how many times I do this cross copying.

I realize I can just check properties earlier and l... Read more

A:Why doesn't the copy function ever know that 2 folders are identical?

Have a look at this. I think it will solve your problem. Much easier and a more elegant way of achieving what you are trying to do!
Download SyncToy 2.1 from Official Microsoft Download Centre

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I update my lenovo Z70-80 to windows 10 and the F7 Function Key Airplane Mode doesn't work. In past I had installed Windows 8.1 but my original S.O was 8 by factory default and when I update it to Win 8.1 the funtionality of this F7 Funtion key I did not care. But now when I recently update it to W10 I remember that this F7 Fn key doesn't works. I was looking for an inmediate solution by web and I tried with diferent options and nothing. I used this optionshttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031814http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds032258http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031946 I attach a couple of pictures about system properties where is posible to see some diferences between W8 and W10.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2b8I6sivs18WGt0R2NpdmxGek0 I can see special devices called like: Lenovo Pointing DeviceLenovo Virtual Keyboard DeviceDDP UMDF driver and more that in Win 10 is imposible to see installed. I need to solve this problem and if is posible that someone help me. Thanks in advanced.

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I recently upgraded my 3 computers to Windows 8.1. Only 1 PC (INTEL) is working as it should. The other 2 PC's are AMD based and the search function is acting funny. When I search it gives my the results, but when I click on says I'm looking for DEVICES AND PRINTERS and I search "printers", it gives my the result. If I click on DEVICES AND PRINTERS tab it doesn't respond, but when I click on say my Canon printer's link to MY PRINTER it responds. I ran SFC/SCANNOW and also DISM (Micorsoft actually ran it) and nothing changed. It sometimes locks me onto the Meto screen and I have to reset the PC to get back to my normal Desktop. When it does that non of the Metro tiles works. Micorsoft technician also tried to create a new user account which comes out blank and when creating another account, as soon as you log into the account it immediately signs out of it and don't allow you access. I tried to refresh the pc, but the frustrating part is, it asks you to choose a keyboard layout, but disables all USB and PS ports. Now how do I choose a keyboard layout, unless I have a touch screen. Microsoft really didn't think this trough. Is there anybody that perhaps now how to get the searh to work. Oh I do have searchindex.exe in my system32 folder and in services I stop and restarted Windows Search, but still no change.

A:Search function in Windows 8.1 doesn't work as it should

Problem solved. After Microsoft technicians tried everything and my PC crashed I decided to just redo. Then I found out that a program called Wisecare 365 that I was running on my Windows 8 PC caused all the problems. It went and deleted registry and other files that windows 8.1 need to operate with. So it's no longer on my PC and so far Windows 8.1 is running fine.

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In Excel 2003, I have instructed that there be a sum of the dollar amount based on the grouping of each change of account number in another column.

What happens is that there are several subtotals of the same account number.

How to rectify?

A:Subtotal function in Excel doesn't work as it should

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Hey everyone, I'm running a T450s Thinkpad on Win10. I have a very annoying issue; the function key for adjusting screen brightness doesn't work anymore. I guess it got 'broken' by Win10, but anyway, i can get it fixed. Tried installing new drivers for graphics and monitors but nothing helped so far... Grtz,Ewoud 

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