bit of a strange problem has developed on my machine...
as the topic title says, when i right click on my recycle bin to empty, the right click menu doesn't come up, the mouse pointer changes to the egg timer and then my puter becomes very slow, with very high cpu and ram usage (90+% and 70+MB ram given to explorer)
to continue using the puter, i have to close explorer.exe and restart it using task manager
there's about 2 or 3 gig worth of files in the recycle bin, but i've emptied more than that before
i've also got norton systemworks installed, so i have the protected recycle bin...
i've left it to try and sort it out for about five minutes, but there's no change in the situation, the ram usage of explorer increases slightly, about 100KB per minute or so, nothing much
Windows XP Home SP1
512MB Corsair Ram
80GB Seagate, 120GB Western Digital, 250GB Western Digital S-ATA Drives
radeon 9600 Pro 128MB
Lite-On 52/24/52 CD-RW
any help or advice would be greatly appreciated