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Corrupt recycle bin

I have 15 computers with 2 HDD in, one with XP sp2 and the other with data on. There are 4 local users with their My Docs redirected to D:\'username'\My Documents.
When a user logs in they immediately get an error message saying "the recycle bin is corrupt , do you want to empty it?" Clicking Yes or No makes the error disappear, but this recurs at next login. I do not want to reinstall windows as they are very specifically setup, so a fix is really really necessary.

Is this the users recycle bin on D:? Is there also a recyle bin on C:?

Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks 4 any replies.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

There may be a permissions problem related to the $Recycle.bin file, wherein the user does not have permissions to properly erase/create the file.  
Does it say 'which' Recycle bin is corrupt?

I'd run a virus scan on this computer.  Viruses can hide in the recycle bin.  There is sometimes a recycle folder (bin) on each drive.

rgautier: what should the permissions be on the recycler?
is this folder to the recycle bin on the desktop?

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The drive was not te system drive so I could simply delete the recycler while in windows. I used the following script which I got from another site:
attrib E:\recycler -r -s -h -a
echo y|del E:\recycler\*.*
cd ..
echo y|rd E:\recycler /s