And - you're booted to your installer DVD (and not to the system on your hard drive) when you run Disk Utility?
Serendipity is a lucky guess !
oh hi i forgot to say thanx
well it fixed it self
i have like a split mac
with windows and a mac, its for my school anyways I had to do something on my windows so I switched over did my business and then switched back to my mac and the trash can was empty even with the storage attached