Recycle bin problem help please thankyou

  bof:) 21:11 13 Nov 2006

Hi all,

when I try to drag a desktop icon into my Recycle bin, the bin moves and its place on the desktop is replaced by the icon I was trying to put in it.

I can right click the icon to be deleted and select delete from the list, this puts the icon into the Recycle bin, which I can then delete.

any idea why when I try to drag icon into Recycle bin, the icon doesnt go in it just moves the recycle bin to another place on the desktop?


  VoG II 21:12 13 Nov 2006

Which version of Windows and do you have Norton installed?

  bof:) 22:13 13 Nov 2006

Hi VoG™. Windows is XP Home 2002 Service pack 2. Nortons is not installed.


  bof:) 22:58 13 Nov 2006

hi VoG™, A-Squared has just found corrupt file and says run chckdsk so I'll just sign off be back later.

Thankyou for your help,

  preston 23:12 13 Nov 2006

sometimes the problem is that you dont put the dragged item exactly over the recycle bin. I have done it myself.

  skidzy 23:22 13 Nov 2006

Hi Bof

Quick something to try.

Tools/Internet Options/Security/custom Level/now scroll through to Drag and Drop or Copy and Paste files check there is a tick in the radio button ENABLE and ok

  bof:) 23:59 13 Nov 2006

Hi Skidzy, yep its enabled.

I ran chkdsk and and got the following message:

CHKDSK Windows is veryfying files and folders.
The size of the \hiberfil.sys enrty is not valid!
\system volume information\_ restore {B6387AD4-48E1-4511-AA40-A245D4C40101AE}\RP162\A0034093.cfg Cross link s resolved by copying.

Lost chain crosslinked at cluster 63595, 64657, 61967,65270, 65389, 65423, 64667 Orphan Truncated.
Convert to free space - yes

After this PC rebooted and I can now drag and drop into the Recyle Bin.

Thanks everone again for your help. (I appear to be saying this a lot :-) )



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