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Recycle Bin on O is Corrupted


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Denisejm

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Hi,

I get a message that the recycle bin on my O drive is corrupted. My O drive is very erratic, sometimes it won't start and other times it will shut off after it's been on for a while. I'm not sure if the two problems are connected. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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Time to do two things. One is run diagnostics on that drive to see if it is working correctly. If it is then run the scandisk on it, when you right click on the drive icon in My Computer and choose Tools, Scandisk is one of the options. It will run after you reboot the machine. After it is done you should be able to clean out the recycle bin.
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Hi Tyger . . . thanks for replying

What diagnostic program should I run to see if it's working properly?
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Download the diagnostic utility from the drive manufacturers web site. It will be available as a diskette image or a bootable CD iso.

You can determine the drive make by clicking on Start then Run, typing devmgmt.msc and pressing Enter. Expand Disk Drives.
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It just says "Disk Drive." When I checked Properties, it didn't give the manufacturer's name either.

I've tried the Scan Disk but it wouldn't complete to the end, nor would Disk Cleanup. It's a stubborn little bugger.
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Your going to have to open the computer then and remove the drive enough so you can read the manufacturers name.
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