For the last two months, every time I have had a problem with my computer that sends me through the glories of ScanDisc when I reboot, it comes up with a message saying the amount of bytes on Drive C is being misreported. I fix it, of course, but it keeps happening, and ScanDisc isn't gracious enough to tell me where to begin to look for the reason. I did happen to click on the proprieties for the Recycle Bin the other day, and was surprised to learn that it seems to think I have a 1.99 gig drive on C, when in fact it's a 6+ something gig. Could that be the source of the problem? How did this information GET onto the Recycle Bin Properties sheet in the first place? I sure didn't put it there. How do I get the stoopid Recycle Bin to grasp the truth of my C drive's size? And if I do manage to fix that, is it possible that that is the only thing causing Drive C to be misreported all the time? I'm totally flubbed over how to begin to find out what's wrong. The drive is pretty full, but that can't be the cause by itself. (I'm busily trying to pare down the stuff, though, since that's cheaper than buying a new bigger-gig drive - I only got this one a year ago, for pete's sake, but I'm a downloading fool, which is why.)
Can anyone point me at the possible reasons or solutions for this problem?