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    Default Curious problem here...

    Running Windows XP Pro.

    My Wastebasket icon idicates the wastebasket is empty.

    Open the wastebasket and it contains no entries.

    Click the 'empty wastebasket' button and i get the question "Are you sure you want to delete 'WINDOWS'?"

    My 'C:\WINDOWS' directory is comfortably still in place btw.

    Anyone offer anything on this?

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    That's a bizarre one to say the least!

    You don't have any of that nasty Norton software on there do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikefishcake
    You don't have any of that nasty Norton software on there do you?
    yep sure do. You think that might be it? Got Systemworks 2002 and latest anti virus s/w on here.

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    If it's one of those "norton protected recycle bins" then in all probability, yes.

    We have nothing but problems with Norton software with PCs that people bring in to our workshop. The software that's supposed to speed up your PC doesn't. It doesn't do anything that can't be done either within windows itself with only a couple of clicks, or by downloading decent free software.

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    I suspect you're right. But whatever 'WINDOWS' is in this instance is NOT in the Norton protected bit.

    I've uninstalled systemworks 2002 and the thing is still sitting in the wastebasket - or at least will get trashed if I empty the wastebasket. You still can't see it in there though.

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    oh, and hitting the 'restore all items' button does nothing.

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    well, after uninstalling systemworks and deleteing a few other bits and bobs (files) I found that after trashign thelast file in the list and hitting 'empty wastebasket' I was asked if I wanted to delete <last file trashed> again. I said yeah and the thing is clean now.

    Thanks for listening.

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    And then he rebooted and windows was uninstalled

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    I am posting on behalf of Millsy who inadvertently last evening wiped his hard drives while attempting to resolve a trash can problem.

    He just wanted me to tell you all that you are all ugly fat b******ds!


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    Hmm, hope that's not whats going to happen. My home PC hasn't been retried since. I'm posting this from work. C:|WINDOWS was in place when I turned it off so I'm hoping it's all ok. At no time did I click the 'OK' button to remove the mestyrious 'WINDOWS' in the trashcan.

    As for you all being ugly, fat etc. Well, the verdist's still out on that one

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