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Disk Cleanup Fail

  1. #1

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Disk Cleanup Fail

    Hi guys,

    This seems to be a common problem but the solutions are pretty lame and don't do anything.

    When I run disk cleanup (system files) I get 6.60GB under System queued windows error reporting. Of course disk cleanup just hangs (at least it was still hanging after an hour and a half).

    I have no idea if there really are 6.6 gigs of error files or it's misreporting. I deleted everything in Software Distrubution and also Logs to no avail. I ran sfc / scannow and got an 80 meg log file that I don't know what to do with.

    Can't i just delete this stuff manually ?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Well, I don't know what happened but I just tried it again and after ten seconds disk cleanup finished and it seems fine. I didn't really do anything since I wrote the original post just a few minutes ago. It's weird.

    * I didn't mark this post solved because I can't post any kind of solution.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Hello emporer,

    The alternative solution might have been to run DISM after encountering so many errors with sfc /scannow. In fact, it might be a good idea to run SFC again and follow the steps in this tutorial if failures are encountered:

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Who knows? You may fix other things as well. Good luck.
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