disk cleanup problem

By chunk2gs · 6 replies
Nov 15, 2005
  1. am going crazy over here.i have windows xp.you know how you can go into control panel -performance maintenace ) to access your disk cleanup and disk defragmenter, well it was working fine,i used it almost evertime i used my computer,any way yesterday i tried to do it same route i always used but this time disk cleanup or disk defragmenter was'nt there.i know you can also access them by going though start - all programs - accessories. now i did that disk defragmenter works but disk cleanup would pop up but nothing is in the box (files to delete). I don't know what i did but please tell me you can help
  2. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

    Try using system restore and restoring to a day before that happened.
  3. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    Xp home or pro?
    You can go into:start/control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management- to get to the tools you are looking for.
    I use diskeeper for defrag rather than MS native defrag, it does a much
    better job.
    You can get a trial copy HERE
    you'd never have to look for it again :D

  4. chunk2gs

    chunk2gs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried to system restore but it won't let me restore to any date it would go though the prosess and when it rebot's a mesage come's up can not restore to this date nothing has been changed so i went back further and further same problem
  5. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

    You must have a system restore problem. I'm sorry. You'll have to find a different way to fix it.
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I've never heard of this issue before. But try this..

    Click Start and then Run. Type in cleanmgr /sageset:0 and press Enter.

    Does a box pop up with options? If so, check what you want to scan for and type cleanmgr /sagerun:0.

    sageset creates a profile for Disk Cleanup to run and it assigns it the number after n:. sagerun runs that profile in an automated fashion. I'm hoping this will either knock some sense into cleanmgr.exe or give you a temporary solution until cleanmgr.exe works again.

    I might also suggest installing SP2 if you haven't already, or uninstalling it (if possible) and reinstalling it once again.
  7. chunk2gs

    chunk2gs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i try it the disk cleanup scanning box come up so i'm thinking thank you but i noticed that after a while no bars was loading. so i waited about ten minites and it just disapeared so i tryed it again same problem.
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