My laptop's been starting up really slow the last 3 days.. It gets stuck on the desktop for a couple minutes before Windows really loads up. It starts up at the desktop with just the wallpaper showing & no icons, and bringing the Task Manager up lists some processes with blank users. It's annoying, but I figured it wasn't that big of a deal..
.. until today. I tried to delete some folders off my harddrive after transferring them to another computer. They were around ~15-20 gigs in total and I thought everything was fine til I went to my Recycle Bin.. I noticed a few of the folders were missing but emptied it anyway (figured I'd missed the files when I was CtrlClicking).
I went back to the original directory but the folders weren't there, nor were they in the Recycle Bin.. Properties showed that they were still taking up the space they occupied (around 8-10gigs) & the folders still supposedly existed (only 5 folders I could see, but it said 8 instead).
I've tried the following things to "fix" the problem:
- Already had hidden folders shown, so I turned that off & back on
- Restart computer
- Shut it off for an hour or so & turning it back on
- Disk cleanup
- chkdsk, then chkdsk /f
The laptop came with Norton AntiVirus pre-installed, but I don't have a Norton Protected Recycle Bin. Or if I do, right clicking the Recycle Bin doesn't show it.
If anyone can help, I'd be forever grateful D:
Edited by Sleepie, 24 February 2006 - 01:26 AM.