I was wondering if anyone has ever had this problem or knows what causes it:

My recylce bin shows nothing to be in it after I empty it, and yet the icon shows it to have something in it. AND when I go back to the "empty" folder and click 'empty recycle bin' it asks me if I would like to delete WINDOWS. When I click 'yes' it makes the sound when you empty it yet nothing actaully happens cause WINDOWS doesnt get deleted and the icon still shows something to be in there.

I have xpSP2. registry mechanic didtnt seem to pick anything up and its an old problem ive had.