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    Default File stuck in recycle bin

    I uninstalled a program from the Control Panel, then went to Program Files in my C drive and deleted the folder for this program. Now I can't get it out of the recycle bin....nor can I restore it. I get this message when I try to empty the bin: "Cannot delete BEAR: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use," and basically the same message when I try to restore.

    I don't know what this BEAR is. Did a search of my computer and found nothing with this name.
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    Try doing it in the safe mode.

    Cheers

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    Windows XP
    I recommend that you use the System Configuration Utility to get into Safe mode, however, the F8 key can also be used.

    You must log on to Windows XP using an Administrator account to use the System Configuration Utility.

    To use the System Configuration Utility to start Windows XP in Safe mode
    Close all open programs.
    Click Start > Run.
    In the Run dialog box, type msconfig and then click OK.





    In the System Configuration Utility, on the BOOT.INI tab, check /SAFEBOOT.



    Click OK.
    When you are asked to restart the computer, click Restart.



    The computer restarts in Safe mode. (This can take several minutes.) When you are finished working in Safe mode, use the System Configuration Utility to start Windows XP in normal mode.

    To use the System Configuration Utility to start Windows XP in normal mode
    Finish what you need to do in Safe mode.
    In the section "To use the System Configuration Utility to start Windows XP" above, repeat steps 1-7, but in step 4, uncheck /SAFEBOOT.
    Close all programs, and restart the computer.


    To use the F8 key to start Windows XP in Safe mode
    Restart the computer.
    Some computers have a progress bar that refers to the word BIOS. Others may not let you know what is happening.
    As soon as the BIOS loads, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Do so until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
    If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. If this happens, restart the computer and try again.
    Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, select Safe mode and then press Enter
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    Thanks Bear and BG. I got into Safe Mode and tried to empty the Recycle Bin. Same error message.

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    Take a look at this solution http://www.5starsupport.com/xp-faq/1-26.htm . Keep us posted.


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    Thanks, Canuck, but what do I do with all that? Make sure the registry looks exactly like that? Can I copy & paste?

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    Download to desktop>rt click>open> allow this if you are questioned by firewall etc >Run and it should be applied to Registry automatically.


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    Wow! You are good! My Recycle Bin is empty now.

    Thanks

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    Glad it worked for you shadrack. Happy computing You can now delete the file from your desktop .. it's done its job.