recycle bin

hi
i submitted a question previously on this subject, and thought my problem was solved.
when i right click on the recycle bin and click on empty recycle bin..i'm told that DC62 is a windows system folder and cannot be deleted. subsequently the now 708 items in the bin stay there.

when i actually left click and enter the bin, theres nothing in there.
what should i do?
armydogAsked:
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jbedwar1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hey Army, I feel obligated to answer this question since you gave me points for it previously. Do you use Norton???
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Jeff RodgersNetworks & Communications Systems ManagerCommented:
Try deleting it in safemode.
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ZylochConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi armydog,

Also run an antivirus scan. If you don't have an antivirus, or for extra protection, try this: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

You can also try doing Start->Run->sfc /scannow

Regards,
Zyloch
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armydogAuthor Commented:
Zyloch
ran sfc....it said tat win98 file was corrupted so i restored it. no mention of the one giving me problems in the recycle bin.
when i ran housecall it said i had 2 trojans..uncleanable.
what should i do next?
i have the trojan remover recommended at this site...apparently its not working.
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ZylochCommented:
Ok. What trojans did it say?
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armydogAuthor Commented:
Jeff Rodgers
rebooted in safe mode....same results.

Zyloch
sorry i took so long...should of wrote them down the first time :)
actually was 3 listed: TROJ VB.AA
                               TROJ VB.AL
                               BKDR HACDEF.D
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ZylochCommented:
You can try this:
http://www.noadware.net/?hop=diginfo

Also,

If possible, try to do a repair install of Windows XP
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ZylochCommented:
Oh wait, this is Win98 right?
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armydogAuthor Commented:
Zyloch
Yep
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jbedwar1Commented:
You can try this registry fix..... http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/assets/images/RBinRepair.zip
It resets the default settings for the Recycle Bin--custom icons and Norton Bin protection will be lost.  
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jbedwar1Commented:
on the trojans.... you said they were uncleanable, but did you try the delete button?  Most of the time if they are uncleanable they can still be deleted.  If it doesnt let you delete them.  Then write down the locations of the files, reboot into safe mode, and delete the files there.  Once you are finished, be sure to run the virus scan again to make sure you got it all.
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armydogAuthor Commented:
jbedwar1
gonna try your registry fix.
may have screwed up though....went into my system files and deleted 2 of the trojan .exes that housecall listed.
getting ready to run housecall again.
"I'll be back" (did i sound like arnold?):)
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armydogAuthor Commented:
to all
how to i restore this file DC62..thats blocking everything else from being deleted?
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jbedwar1Commented:
does it it tell you any kind of file extension for dc62??  I dont know what that is.
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jbedwar1Commented:
oh wait .. you originally said it was a folder.  I can not find anything about such a folder.  I'm not sure if it is legit or not.  I would concentrate on getting rid of it rather than trying to restore it.  If it's in your recycle bin, then it's not being used anyway.
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armydogAuthor Commented:
jbedwar1
doesn't display an extension.
my concern is it seems to be blocking everything else from being deleted.
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jbedwar1Commented:
exactly .. so we need to find a way to get it outta there.  Ok you didnt answer my question about norton.  Do you use norton? or have it installed on the system?  Also did you say the registry fix did nothing?

If nothing else ends up working for you.. you could eventually try an OverInstall.  Just reinstall Windows on top of the current ones so that you dont lose ur files.
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armydogAuthor Commented:
no norton
after i unzip the recycle bin fix then click on RBinRepair...i get a pop-up wanting to know if i want to install this to my registry...i click yes and get a pop-up confirmation...and thats it nothing changes
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jbedwar1Commented:
k have you considered the overinstall option?
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jbedwar1Commented:
ok something else to try before overinstalling...

Reboot the computer to MS-DOS prompt.
In dos ... type "DELTREE C:\RECYCLED"

Answer the prompt by pressing the [Y] key.  This should delete the Recycle Bin folders which Windows will then re-create when you restart the computer.
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armydogAuthor Commented:
small pc
did this before
didn't have a 98cd so i went into dos and renamed my windows to accept an old homemade 98se cd given to me to up-grade an old PB i had then.
works put i seem to lose memory when doing this process.
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armydogAuthor Commented:
trying your dos fix..
Q. after i type y what should i type to start the reboot process?
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armydogAuthor Commented:
not real pc smart
don't know how to get out of the dos promt only mode....typed your command in and typed y.....but then i shut off my pc to keep going...probably caceled out the previous commands cause nothing changed
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jbedwar1Commented:
should have still worked from turning it off.  So guess that wasnt a proper fix ...grrrrrr.. running out of ideas.  If it were me i woulda just backed up my files and done a complete fdisk/format/reinstall
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armydogAuthor Commented:
was hoping to get a solution without having to reinstall.
that has always been a last straw solution in the back of my mind.
i appreciate all the possible fixes presented to me so far.....i'm going to wait a few days on the reinstall in hopes that someone will come up with something new.
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jbedwar1Commented:
yeah.... I'll keep racking my brain and searching the net.  I am confident that if i were in front of the machine i could come up with something.  But from here i just dont know.
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ZylochCommented:
@jbedwar1

Yeah, if you got control of the computer, things just come to you faster...
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armydogAuthor Commented:
to jbedwar1 & Zyloch

i really appreciate the fact that your both still working on a possible solution for me.
i'm basically nothing but a pc user....wish i could be more help when i try to explain things.
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shanekcCommented:
you can do an "in-place upgrade" install over windows 98 which will keep all your settings and software intact but restore all system fiels etc.  Open my computer and check in the Windows folder for a subfolder named "Options".  If you have that folder, you will probably find another subfolder under that called "cabs".  If so, check to see if there are any files in it.  To be on the safe side, get your windows 98 cd and copy everything that's on it in the Win98 folder into that directory (C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\).  The next part involves rebooting the system into MS -DOS mode like you did before.  From the MS-DOS prompt type the following:
C:
CD \
CD WINDOWS
REN WIN.COM WIN.OLD
CD SYSTEM
REN KRNL386.EXE KRNL386.OLD
CD..
CD OPTIONS\CABS
SETUP

This renames these two system files to keep them as backup copies (I've never EVER needed to use them during this process, but better safe than sorry) and initiates a full installation from the CAB files.  Early in the installation, the setup program will detect a previously installed version of Windows and ask what you want to do.  Tell it you want to install into a different directory (I think that's the default) and rename that directory from WINDOWS001 to WINDOWS.  Follow the rest of the install process through and eventually you'll boot into Windows "for the first time".  Everything will be as it previously was and you should have solved your problem.  This is an easy way to "re-install" windows 98.
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nobusCommented:
is this a desktop or laptop? It can be a power saving setting
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armydogAuthor Commented:
nobus
desktop

shanekc
when i reinstalled my 98 once before it wouldn't accept the cd i had....got around this by opening the folder of that installation disk and copyingg the folder win98(which conssted mainly of .cabs) then ren. win.ooo to win.xxx and entered set-up....sounds similar to what your describing now.
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armydogAuthor Commented:
if i could figure out a way to restore whatever DC62 is....my problem would be solved.
i only download games and utilities such as spy and virus scanners and cleaners.....if i dont like them i uninstall then check my folders to see if theres anything left over to remove....apparently doing this is how DC62 originally got into my recycle bin.
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jbedwar1Commented:
Well like i've already stated... I have no idea what DC62 is.  Perhaps there are some other 98 users that are coming here that could do a search on their computer to see if they have the same file/folder?  

And you said that when you look in the bin you see nothing correct?
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armydogAuthor Commented:
correct
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nobusCommented:
can you list the files in it, or at least some of the exe files?
And did the trojans get cleaned out correctly?
You can also run HijackThis and check it on the following site :

http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html            download
http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english            check the log
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Edit-HTSCommented:
armydog, why don't you just quit pissing around with trying to fix a messy Windows installation?

You should get your Winodws 98 CD, boot off it, reload it over top without formatting and you'll have ALL of your current settings without all of the messiness of half-gone trojans, etc.

THEN you can install Nortons (without restarting your machine to enable to trojans to reattach themselves to the registry) and do a full system scan to identify then remove remaining trojans.

As I say, you will not lose any of your files/settings.  It just replaces the Windows Operating system files which should fix all of your Recycle Bin blues.

-Edit
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jbedwar1Commented:
Please read the Authors posts before posting a new one.  He has already stated that he has tried the over-install.
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armydogAuthor Commented:
nobus
i have the newest version of hijack...and the site you recommended to check my log is the same site i currently use
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armydogAuthor Commented:
i'm just going to reinstall....might be only solution.
i'll split these points between jbedwar and zyloch.
thanks to all for their help
armydog
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jbedwar1Commented:
sorry we couldnt give you a better solution.
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