So I want to perform a disk clean up on my laptop, except I have no idea which items in the list are safe to delete and which are not. I've looked through Google and a lot of sites say it's safe to just delete everything, but I want to make sure.
Downloaded Program Files - 0 bytes Temporary Internet Files - 0 bytes Game Statistics Files - 3.71 KB Recycling Bin - 0 bytes Service Pack Backup Files - 920 MB System error memory dump files - 5.00 MB
I've recently formatted my laptop, maybe a month ago or so and this is the first time i experience such a problem. I click in Disk Cleanup and it simply crashes, I googled around couldn't find anything useful, I tried most of the solutions suggested here: In Windows 7, Disk cleanup stops working on System Files after - Microsoft Answers and nothing.
I ran the disk cleanup and it freed up several GB of space on my C drive (I have a Dell laptop with a C drive with about 62 GB of space and a D drive with 426 GB.I let it run overnight because it said it was going to take 6 hours (no idea how long it actually took).
It had either shut down or hibernated, so I turned it back on the next morning. Windows booted up, but has not been working--I can't use the shortcuts, and even if I click on something from the start menu it won't run. (Firefox, for example, or other programs). It gives me an error message about the data not being found with an I/O error.I am able to use the internet and some programs in Safe Mode, which is what I'm doing now.I can't use my audio system in Safe Mode.I have the upgrade CD for Windows 7--they sent it after I had bought the computer. Do I need to reinstall Windows 7?Can I do it from the update CD?Do I need to back up all of my files (photos, etc) before I reinstall it?
I have a two HDD setup with a newer Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB as my secondary drive. It stores all my bigger files such as video games, videos, and so on. Whenever I try to optimize that hard drive using Disk Cleanup or Disk Defragmenter, it doesn't seem to execute the program. The hard drive is running and DC and DD have it on their list but when I use DC it would just come up with 0 mb to clean every time and DD always run a lot faster than the smaller primary drive which is also Western Digital. Is there somewhere in Windows 7 configuration that I need to change to enable the disk to be optimized?
I know about the immediate 'loss' of disk space owing to the two different methods of measurement. 1Tb to 931Gb - it's annoying, but I'm used to it.No, before a defrag by Fixbee I had 701Gb free, afterwards - in a matter of 2 hours - I had 537Gb. Obviously, I'm not going to use this product again, where a clean-up is obviosly a 'dirt up', but how do I undo the damage that it's caused - especially if it's not the only 'clean up' tool that might do this?
I am regarded as the family and friends computer problem solver and in a lot of cases e.g. slowdown/virus etc it is just doing a bit of housekeeping which they don't or can't be bother doing. However this takes a bit of time and I was wondering if there was a good tool out there that you would recommend to save me crawling through their PCs uninstalling unused programs, clearing out .tmp files etc etc - you know the kind of things.
Ok, So I got Magic ISO and Magic Disk, (and i got them from a link that someone on this site posted, and seemed to be able to use just fine) and I even ran it as an administrator. I was able to install magic disk but now I can not open it. It just starts running in the background, but doesn't actually show me anything. What am I doing wrong?This is where I got it. I go the 1 for Windows 7. Mount ISO Files - Freeware MagicDisc Download
I installed SP1 and everything was just fine (for months).Then I used "Disk Cleanup" to remove the SP1 installation files and other temporary files.After a few restarts,I got some USB problems.Peripherals started to work at USB 1 speed. Here's how the USB section of the Device Manager looks:
I restored the system partition a few times and I can say pretty confidently that using Disk Cleanup is the cause. Although I'm not sure if the problem is caused by removing SP1 files or some other temporary files.Motherboard is an Asrock ALiveNF6G-VSTA. I'm also using a USB hub, but the problem (slower speed) happens on _all_ USB ports, both on the hub and directly on the motheboard.Windows 7 64 bit, everything updated.
I was shocked to see how large my AppData area has gotten since the Windows 7 installation. I'm finding it hard to believe that everything in there is still "in play". Is there a way to do a safe, examined cleanup of these directories?
I used to have that annoying check for disk consistency thing when you boot up so I just let it go and afterwards now programs like Itunes Rhapsody and some other programs just wont open. I click on them and the mouse pointer goes into loading icon like its about to open but then nothing opens.
I have been happily using Windows 7 Pro for a while now, but recently whenever I click on folders such as My Computer, My Documents, My Pictures or Recycle Bin etc, they flash open for a split second and then appear open on the bar at the bottom where open programs are. If I click the icon of the now 'open' folder, it flashes for a split second again (just like it did earlier) and then the process repeats itself!
I want to open some old files on an old external NTFS hard drive formatted in WinXP on my win7 laptop that recognises but rejects the old XP-formatted disk as an "invalid disk".
Rather than installing XP on the laptop as a dual boot along side Win7, I would like to know if I install XP-mode Virtual PC on my Win7 laptop will I be able to open my XP disk from within the XP-mode Virtual PC?
i have 500gb external hard disk n 3 partition in it.. now al 3 disks am not able to open . tried formatting but it gives error msg saying i cant format the disk..tried using command prompt as well but no use .so how can i format the diskd now?
Well my computer was infected with a strange virus recently which I managed to get rid of with help of various antiviruses and anti spywares, and my pc is all clean again. But the problem I have now is that great number of folders have disappeared! I have already checked if they were hidden or even deleted, but when I manually access those folders from browser address bar it works just fine. (I.E theres no way I can see my "program files x86" in the browser, but yet when I type in C:program files x86 it would take me there just fine").
I have purchased these two "optimizers" and i want to use them for some purpose,both 2011 versions,and at least 10 other cleaning/maintance programs,And here i will bring an WARNING,do not ever use powersuite from uniblue,it is a killer to your OS. this is the one click system scan(avg pc tune up)and one click cleanup(amigo 360 system speedup)any good,can i use these two features without harm done to my system.I have hundreds of questions regarding these "snake-oil",as you call it,softwares that i regred i have purchased.
I ran a disc cleanup a couple of days after I got my new PC and there is approx 1gb of material which it is showing as files for removal which I think are mostly system files.Is it safe to delete all of this content ?
Amd Phenom II x4 B55 BE, 4gb ram, 2 1tb hdd, 1 250gb external, win7 prof. 64-bit, running kaspersky now. Was using avast prior to problem. Ok to the problem: Unusual or perhaps just new memory usage being high (cpu usage just fine)Direct cause: svchost.exe (system, pid 888) to be exact..Possible Indirect Cause: Virus (most notably the fakeAV trojan)Ok, so i got the fakeAV trojan last night late. I have i believe cleaned it completely, still running a few last scans to check, then rerunning a few in safe mode, but so far everything has come back clean lately. (at least each program once clean, usually multiple).So what this virus does is install a fake av pop up, which of course didn't click and a program called arc.exe (which runs in task manager as microsoft 8 direct blah blah bull) and downloads trojans. So I manually deleted (end process tree, file location, delete, it was in a temp folder) the arc.exe (which was the fake anti-virus pop up blocking me from accessing anything on my computer), but it damaged the registry and I could no longer execute any .exe files, open any programs, or install anything. I did the manual delete etc etc in safe mode with networking.
So out of necessity I restored the computer to a week ago to fix the registry/file access issue to be able to get av software etc etc.(I also deleted all the temp folders, prefetch (it had a lot of download instances of the trojan for the arc.exe file) and a few spot files i knew were bad (i keep close tabs on what I've put on my computer when, and using search modified and looking at date created, deleted a few folders and such that were no good).
After installing IE9 from windows updates , can't open a folder or a hard disk by double clicking . Googling the problem found that there is a change in Registry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsft/Windows/CurrentVersion/explorer/MountPoints2 which probably affected by virus .The hard disk was full scanned four times by Ad-Aware , Spyware doctors , AVG and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found nothing . I deleted the MountPoints2 in Registry but after restarting appeared again . As a solution of this problem I used the Restore point created by IE9 installation and return to IE8 and everything is Ok . The probable conclusion is that the virus must be installed in the new Registry created by the IE9 installation or is triggering by the IE9 installation since there is no problem with IE8 . By-passing windows updates and downloading IE9 from Microsoft Download center would be usefull?