Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Cleaning up.

  1. #1

    Cleaning up.


    Can anyone help me with this problem?A couple of times,I've got the message "Cleaning up,do not turn off your computer".The first time it happened,I had closed the lid on my laptop which put it to sleep,and on opening the lid,I got the message.I left it for half an hour and then decided to force shutdown.The second time,I had just installed a Windows Update and on restarting,I got the message.My laptop is a Samsung NP550P5C-A08UK running Windows 8.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    My disk cleanup manager would go what seemed like forever and ever. I learned quickly not to cancel it. Cancelled it the first time thinking it was hung.. ended up with some errors that took too much time to straighten out.

    Did you ever run the system clean up ?? I think once I did that disk clean up became much more tolerable time-wise. But still slow compared to win7.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Thanks for your reply.I use ccleaner every day but I'll try your suggestion and see if I ever get the "cleaning up "again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #4


    Mikiep,I,ve ran disk clean up and it shows 155MB Windows Update clean up.It,s been running for half an hour and still going.Your'e right in saying it seems to be stuck but I'll keep it going.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    It's part of that automated task scheduler service, which I disabled.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Thanks very much for that information.I'm learning every day.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Seven


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    It's part of that automated task scheduler service, which I disabled.
    What is it listed under? I've found the Task Scheduler but can't find any reference to any disk clean.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cleaning up.

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
is there any way of cleaning a computer 100 percent ??
1 is there any way of completely making a computer 100 percent clean of virusses etc before backing it or making restore points ?? 2 is there any way to make backups of windows 8 after the pc was cleaned and burn it to a dvd ?? i dont want to make backups to usb or portable hard drives...
System Security
disk cleaning and ssd life span
If I often use Disk Cleanup and CCleaner to clean the ssd, will it shorten the life span of the ssd?
Performance & Maintenance
Computer Cleaning software
To fix or not to fix, that is the question. How do we know which computer cleaning software is telling the truth and not just throwing false positives on the screen? I just tried CCleaner and it told me it had cleaned up the Reg; deleted 522mb junk and a couple of other bits Then ran...
Software and Apps
cleaning up a hardrive and keeping windows
anyone has an idea how to clean up the windows containing hardrive from everything but the system files, because i upgraded my windows and not installed it to a clean hardrive i have a lot of unneeded files if anyone has a diffrent idea of how to do it, without reinstalling windows please post it...
Installation & Setup
Best Tools for Fully Cleaning System?
Hey all. I'm here requesting help on the best tools for fully cleaning my PC's HDD and keeping it clean and fast, for gaming and overall performance. I've tried doing system "Disk Cleanups" and "Disk Defragments", but both either fail to actually work, or take too long that it doesn't feel...
Performance & Maintenance
Cleaning UP After Windows 8 Pro Installation
Hi, I am new to this forum, your advice is requested. Recently I just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro over my Windows 7 Pro on my really old machine 1.6G Centrino, the hard drive is only 40G, the overall installation went through without any problems. I found Windows 8 Pro provides better memory...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook