Thanks Broni, I've completed all the steps. This obviously isn't your first rodeo.
You're very welcome
Good luck and stay safe
Just an update on my situation, I'm still having issues with my recycle bin. I just deleted 1.5gig's worth of stuff off my c drive. I had 450megs of space before the recycle bin deletion and still have 450megs of free space.
After that I decided to delete another 300meg file. It went to the recycle bin and then I deleted it from there. It disappeared but it didn't free up any space. I check the recycle bin icon on the desktop and papers are in it as if its got files in there but they are hidden. I right click the icon and select empty recycle bin and it asks me if I want to delete 3 files that are in there, I click ok and I get the error "Cannot delete dc40 access is denied make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use" (which it isn't).
Any idea on what I should do?
Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2
64-bit users go HERE
Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
Vista\Win 7 users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
Copy the content of the following box into the main textfield:
Click the Look button to start the scan.
When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
SystemLook 04.09.10 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 08:20 on 02/07/2011 by Stratos
Administrator - Elevation successful
========== folderfind ==========
Searching for "*recycle*"
C:\RECYCLER d--hs-- [03:36 24/06/2011]
-= EOF =-
Download BlitzBlank and save it to your desktop.
Double click on Blitzblank.exe
Click OK at the warning (and take note of it, this is a VERY powerful tool!).
Click the Script tab and copy/paste the following text there:
Click Execute Now. Your computer will need to reboot in order to replace the files.
When done, post the report created by Blitzblank.
You can find it in the root of the drive, normally C:\