I HAVE THE SAME problem. I am trying to run a scan with Vipre. It keeps hanging on a file in the recycle bin, but the RB icon and the grayed out "Empty Recycle Bin" tells me they are empty. If I look in $RECYCLE.BIN I see Recycle Bin sub folders and nothing in them, not even the S.... sub folder. If I rt click for Properties it says there is over a gig in there. Everything is enabled to view system, hidden, etc. My C: drive has one Recycle Bin sub folder. The $RECYCLE.BIN folder has a lock on it. My D: drive has a $RECYCLE.BIN folder without a lock and 4 Recycle Bin sub folders, one with a lock on it. I can open all of the folders. There is only one drive with 2 partitions. There are no other drives? 1. HOW DO I CLEAN THEM OUT? 2. WHY IS THERE 4 SUBS ON D: 3. WHY IS IT DOING THIS?