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Recycle bin error in xp

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June 24, 2012 4:18:35 PM

Hello,

Windows XP Home Edition - SP3.

When I right click the recycle bin and click *empty recycle bin* I get the following error message :

**Cannot delete x86_policy.8.0.Microsoft.VC80:The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name**.. ok.

If I reclick the recycle bin again, I'm asked if I want to remove Windows, I click *no* even though I know I can't delete Windows from the recycle bin.

I've tried booting into safe mode : Last known good configuration - no joy.
Chkdsk - no joy.
System Restore back to before the error message appeared - no joy.

Please can you help?

Many thanks,
Anne

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June 24, 2012 8:31:47 PM

Anne62 said:
Hello,

Windows XP Home Edition - SP3.

When I right click the recycle bin and click *empty recycle bin* I get the following error message :

**Cannot delete x86_policy.8.0.Microsoft.VC80:The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name**.. ok.

If I reclick the recycle bin again, I'm asked if I want to remove Windows, I click *no* even though I know I can't delete Windows from the recycle bin.

I've tried booting into safe mode : Last known good configuration - no joy.
Chkdsk - no joy.
System Restore back to before the error message appeared - no joy.

Please can you help?

Many thanks,
Anne

That is a windows "Policy" file, and probably should not be in recycle bin to start with. What have you uninstalled recently ? Could be the result of an unsuccessful uninstall.
June 24, 2012 9:02:10 PM

ksiemb said:
That is a windows "Policy" file, and probably should not be in recycle bin to start with. What have you uninstalled recently ? Could be the result of an unsuccessful uninstall.


Hello,
Thanks for replying.
I've been deleting and uninstalling programs I no longer wanted, and as far as I know I haven't deleted/uninstalled anything I shouldn't have.
Can this policy file be rstored to its rightful place, please?
Thanks,
Anne
June 24, 2012 10:11:16 PM

Anne62 said:
Hello,
Thanks for replying.
I've been deleting and uninstalling programs I no longer wanted, and as far as I know I haven't deleted/uninstalled anything I shouldn't have.
Can this policy file be rstored to its rightful place, please?
Thanks,
Anne



Yes.
1) - First use the system restore function to take a manual Restore Point.

2) - Right click the file in Recycle bin, click restore.

3) - Shutdown / restart. Everything ok ?
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