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File System Error (1026) - Recycle Bin

by edversyp / February 23, 2004 8:47 AM PST

I am working with a double OS on a single Hard Drive partioned. Windows98 second edition on C:\ (Fat 32) and XP Home on E:\ (NTFS). It was fine for several months. Now I can not empty the Recycle bin (both systems). I get error message: "Can not delete file xxxxx. Can not read from drive." and then "File System Error (1026)". I have to delete file per file.
I reformatted, I scanned, I defragmented both partitionings, I re-installed the 2 OS way to solve the problem. Anyone who could help me out here and most important, what may cause such "File System Error"?
Thanks for your help.

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Re:File System Error (1026) - Recycle Bin/ just a wag
by Steven Haninger / February 23, 2004 10:03 AM PST

I have a PC with 3 OSs installed but on separate drives. These OSs include XP Home, 98SE and Win2K and I have seen some recycle bin problems which I think I created by attemting to delete files on drives other than the boot drive. Now, your Win98 drive should not be able to see your XP drive but XP NTFS can see "98". I would try creating folders or files in each OS and sending them to the recycle bin. I would delete them one at a time until the bin appears to be empty. Then, attempt to empty the already empty bin. I have had apparant "ghost" files in empty bins that provided the "empty recycle bin" sound when doing so. Go figure....

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Re:File System Error (1026) - Recycle Bin
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 12:17 PM PST


This type of error can also occur if you have insufficient drive space to delete all of the files. That may explain why you can delete one at a time, but not all of them at once. Try cleaning up the C drive, especially the Temp folders, and maybe it will allow the full delete.

Hope this helps.


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Re:Re:File System Error (1026) - Recycle Bin
by Kees Bakker / February 23, 2004 4:29 PM PST

Try deleting the recycle bin (can be done in Windows 98 at least, it's a hidden folder). Windows will create a new empty one at boot.


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