I create a file with no extension or one that doesn't show an extension and call it WINDOWS. Yes, when I delete it I get that message.
Does this mean I am about to delete my operating system?
-> No. You can find this is a common ploy for spyware to slow the owner down from removing the pests.
I saw my recycling bin had something in it so I right clicked and pressed empty recycling bin, which then a message popped up saying Are you sure you want to delete 'WINDOWS'? I clicked no and googled for answers about this message. I found that running chkdsk /f and restarting would fix this, but it didnt. I thought I would try pressing yes, but nothing happens the next time I press empty recycling bin it asks again Are you sure you want to delete 'WINDOWS'? I?ve tried deleting items while the recycling bin has this problem and it works fine.