Dragging files to the recycle bin hangs system until desktop clicked
Posted on 2012-12-28
I have a problem with my recycle bin. I am running Windows Vista SP2 on a Compaq Presario F700 notebook. Here's what happens.
If I right click a file and then click delete, the file/shortcut/folder deletes to the recycle bin immediately with no delay. On the other hand, if I drag a file/shortcut/folder to the recycle bin, both the file and the recycle bin icons change colors to show they are being worked with, and after a few seconds the blue circle (hour glass equivalent in Vista) turns and turns. The file doesn't move. However, if I click anywhere on the desktop, the expected "do you want to move this file to the recycle bin" appears. If I don't click the desktop or in another window somewhere, the spinning icon will display for an unlimited amount of time. This is a very big annoyance.
I've run chkdsk on the hard drive, no luck. Also ensured using CClean that all temp files were deleted and that the recycle bin is empty.
Help is appreciated.