Strange files

May 7, 2009 at 07:19:41
Specs: Windows xp
I am trying to repair a corrupt Hard Drive on XP but can't access the recycle bin as the name has changed to $recycle bin what does the "$" sign mean?

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#1
May 7, 2009 at 08:06:35
... looks like a dollar sign to me

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#2
May 7, 2009 at 08:17:57
It is obviously a dollar sign but why has it appeared in front of the recycle bin?

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#3
May 7, 2009 at 09:09:52
What is the purpose of trying to get into the Recycle Bin, if you have a corrupt harddrive ????

Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.


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#4
May 7, 2009 at 09:23:36
Because its the recycle bin which seems to have become corrupted somehow

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#5
May 7, 2009 at 09:32:50
"I am trying to repair a corrupt Hard Drive on XP but can't access the recycle bin "

I don't understand how accessing the recycle bin can help repair a corrupt hard drive. Try running Chkdsk.


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#6
May 7, 2009 at 09:51:10
misties, Why don't you just try repairing the Recycle Bin?

Go to the link below and scroll down to line 64 (right column) and click on "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

Tufenuf


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#7
May 7, 2009 at 10:00:51
I am repairing the disk as we speak I just wondered why the recycle bin had changed to "$Recygle bin" that was all so I can prevent it happening again in the future.

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