Disk Cleanup Bug

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Jay, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Jay

    Jay Guest

    Hi,

    I own a 160GB Western Digital Hard Drive partitioned into a 40GB OS
    partition and the other 120GB for my files.

    However, when I run Disk Cleanup utility from within Vista Ultimate, it
    shows multiple 131GB options for me to clean up, which is quite ridiculous. I
    have cleaned up with the 131GB option checked before, resulting in the
    desktop and pretty much everything on the 40GB partition being deleted.

    I have had to reformat the computer and reinstall Vista, but it seems this
    is a recurrent problem. It is not a critical flaw as no damage will be done
    if the Disk Cleanup is not run, but if it is, I think other users facing this
    same problem will be quite grieved at the loss of important data.

    Anyone had a similiar experience or can offer help?

    Screenshot:
    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/iseelamepple/randomstuff/?action=view&current=bug.jpg
     
    Jay, Aug 12, 2007
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  2. Hi Jay,

    Check these locations to know if the dump files really exist.

    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue

    If present, check their creation date as well.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Hi,

    I own a 160GB Western Digital Hard Drive partitioned into a 40GB OS
    partition and the other 120GB for my files.

    However, when I run Disk Cleanup utility from within Vista Ultimate, it
    shows multiple 131GB options for me to clean up, which is quite ridiculous. I
    have cleaned up with the 131GB option checked before, resulting in the
    desktop and pretty much everything on the 40GB partition being deleted.

    I have had to reformat the computer and reinstall Vista, but it seems this
    is a recurrent problem. It is not a critical flaw as no damage will be done
    if the Disk Cleanup is not run, but if it is, I think other users facing this
    same problem will be quite grieved at the loss of important data.

    Anyone had a similiar experience or can offer help?

    Screenshot:
    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/iseelamepple/randomstuff/?action=view&current=bug.jpg
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 21, 2007
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  3. Jay

    Jay Guest

    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    Indeed the directories do exist and there seem to be multiple dump files
    located within with .cab and .wer extensions in the ReportArchive subfolders,
    amounting to around 40kb per crash. The ReportQueue has 3 files in a
    subfolder, seems to be compatibility document for a game I have installed
    (MapleStory, runs well under XP SP2 compatibility option).

    However, clearing Disk Clenup shouldn't result in data loss because of this,
    right? Do enlighten regarding this issue. Thanks.
     
    Jay, Aug 21, 2007
    #3
  4. "resulting in the desktop and pretty much everything on the 40GB partition being deleted"

    Ah..Missed that note. Sorry.

    Perhaps you can export this registry branch to a .REG file:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches

    and compare the contents with another system.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    Indeed the directories do exist and there seem to be multiple dump files
    located within with .cab and .wer extensions in the ReportArchive subfolders,
    amounting to around 40kb per crash. The ReportQueue has 3 files in a
    subfolder, seems to be compatibility document for a game I have installed
    (MapleStory, runs well under XP SP2 compatibility option).

    However, clearing Disk Clenup shouldn't result in data loss because of this,
    right? Do enlighten regarding this issue. Thanks.
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 22, 2007
    #4
  5. Jay

    Jay Guest

    The Disk Cleanup now shows 140GB for both Per User Archived Error Reporting
    and Per User Queued Error Reporting.

    I compared my desktop (Vista Ultimate) with that of my laptop (Vista Home
    Premium) and the reg file seems identical with the exception of an adition of
    attributes.

    eg.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting Archive Files]
    @="{C0E13E61-0CC6-11d1-BBB6-0060978B2AE6}"
    "FileList"="*.*"
    "Flags"=dword:0000007d
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
    74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,77,\
    00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,30,00,00,00
    "Display"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
    00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,39,00,37,00,\
    00,00
    "Description"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,\
    00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\
    5c,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,39,00,38,\
    00,00,00
    "StateFlags"=dword:00000000

    This is a typical entry for the checkbox option. the only difference is that
    all the entries on the desktop have the extra last line, the attribute called
    "StateFlags". The set values of "StateFlags" differ from entry to entry. I am
    not sure if the presence of that line is of any significance though.

    It seems that the laptop has the same problem. The common software installed
    on both machines are Office 2007, Nero 7, Registry Mechanic, Winzip, Winrar
    and J River Media Center.

    Is there any way to isolate the possibly conflicting software?
     
    Jay, Aug 22, 2007
    #5
  6. Jay,

    The "StateFlags" value difference is not significance, as you said. I don't have any clues ATM, and shall update this thread if I find anything.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    The Disk Cleanup now shows 140GB for both Per User Archived Error Reporting
    and Per User Queued Error Reporting.

    I compared my desktop (Vista Ultimate) with that of my laptop (Vista Home
    Premium) and the reg file seems identical with the exception of an adition of
    attributes.

    eg.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\VolumeCaches\Windows Error Reporting Archive Files]
    @="{C0E13E61-0CC6-11d1-BBB6-0060978B2AE6}"
    "FileList"="*.*"
    "Flags"=dword:0000007d
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
    74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,77,\
    00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,30,00,00,00
    "Display"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
    00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,39,00,37,00,\
    00,00
    "Description"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,\
    00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\
    5c,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,39,00,38,\
    00,00,00
    "StateFlags"=dword:00000000

    This is a typical entry for the checkbox option. the only difference is that
    all the entries on the desktop have the extra last line, the attribute called
    "StateFlags". The set values of "StateFlags" differ from entry to entry. I am
    not sure if the presence of that line is of any significance though.

    It seems that the laptop has the same problem. The common software installed
    on both machines are Office 2007, Nero 7, Registry Mechanic, Winzip, Winrar
    and J River Media Center.

    Is there any way to isolate the possibly conflicting software?
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 26, 2007
    #6
  7. Quote from Jay:
    "The Disk Cleanup now shows 140GB for both Per User Archived Error Reporting
    and Per User Queued Error Reporting."

    I just experienced a near identical situation as Jay, and recovery will take
    me a good chunk of my weekend.

    About a week ago I upgraded my notebook from Home Premium to Ultimate. I
    decided to clean up the drive over lunch in preparation for imaging it when I
    got home that night. I spotted the two error reporting entries and based on
    the description when selected decided it was safe to add them to the default
    cleanup list.

    I was browsing while eating my sandwich and noticed all but the default
    system icons disappear from my desktop, when I went to the Start menu
    (classic) I noticed several icons here where also missing as well as icons
    from the QuickLaunch toolbar. Disk Cleanup reported it was working on the
    above error reporting items. I was obviously suspicious but not yet paniced.
    I used Explorer and found the 'Program Files' folder was intact.

    I decided better safe than sorry, so I cancelled the Disk Cleanup. I
    right-clicked the desktop and asked for a 'Refresh' which did nothing. So I
    tried a Restart from the Start menu. Vista would come up with an error that
    system files were missing. None of the Safe Modes helped, including Last
    Known Good Configuration. Vista suggested I needed to boot from its DVD and
    run repair.

    I am happy to report that repair, followed by System Restore, did in fact
    make Windows bootable to my account, only my icons were still missing. Then I
    tried to launch Outlook 2007 and it acted as though it had just been
    installed, not yet activated and no account setup. I canceled and then found
    nearly all my user settings were gone and well as ALL my data files
    (documents, pictures, you name it).

    Fortunately I imaged the hard drive just before upgrading to Ultimate, so
    most everything is recoverable via that mechanism. Still, I agree with Jay,
    NO WAY should something like this EVER happen to begin with.

    Is there any way to communicate the severity of this problem to the Vista
    bug team?

    Jim
     
    Jim Johnson - Serenity Consulting, Sep 8, 2007
    #7
  8. Is there any way to communicate the severity of this problem to the Vista bug team?

    I don't have the link/ID to send Bug reports to.

    Here is a Vista Feedback link:
    http://feedback.windowsvista.microsoft.com/eform.aspx?productkey=winvista

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Quote from Jay:
    "The Disk Cleanup now shows 140GB for both Per User Archived Error Reporting
    and Per User Queued Error Reporting."

    I just experienced a near identical situation as Jay, and recovery will take
    me a good chunk of my weekend.

    About a week ago I upgraded my notebook from Home Premium to Ultimate. I
    decided to clean up the drive over lunch in preparation for imaging it when I
    got home that night. I spotted the two error reporting entries and based on
    the description when selected decided it was safe to add them to the default
    cleanup list.

    I was browsing while eating my sandwich and noticed all but the default
    system icons disappear from my desktop, when I went to the Start menu
    (classic) I noticed several icons here where also missing as well as icons
    from the QuickLaunch toolbar. Disk Cleanup reported it was working on the
    above error reporting items. I was obviously suspicious but not yet paniced.
    I used Explorer and found the 'Program Files' folder was intact.

    I decided better safe than sorry, so I cancelled the Disk Cleanup. I
    right-clicked the desktop and asked for a 'Refresh' which did nothing. So I
    tried a Restart from the Start menu. Vista would come up with an error that
    system files were missing. None of the Safe Modes helped, including Last
    Known Good Configuration. Vista suggested I needed to boot from its DVD and
    run repair.

    I am happy to report that repair, followed by System Restore, did in fact
    make Windows bootable to my account, only my icons were still missing. Then I
    tried to launch Outlook 2007 and it acted as though it had just been
    installed, not yet activated and no account setup. I canceled and then found
    nearly all my user settings were gone and well as ALL my data files
    (documents, pictures, you name it).

    Fortunately I imaged the hard drive just before upgrading to Ultimate, so
    most everything is recoverable via that mechanism. Still, I agree with Jay,
    NO WAY should something like this EVER happen to begin with.

    Is there any way to communicate the severity of this problem to the Vista
    bug team?

    Jim
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Sep 9, 2007
    #8
  9. Jay

    Lesha Guest

    I have the same issue as Jim Johnson. I am not very computer literate though.
    This happened twice to me now. I need help. Everything seems to be there, but
    I can't open any of my programs and all my personal files are missing. Like
    Jim, I also lost all icons and programs, had to use my vista disk to load and
    repair windows, then tried to fix it with system restore. Everything seems to
    be there, but acts like its not and needs to be reloaded. I would like to get
    all my files back and my programs working again without reinstalling them all
    again. The last time this happened it was very difficult to fix, because I
    had to uninstall some programs that wouldn't uninstall with this issue. Did
    anyone figure out the problem and how to get it all back?
     
    Lesha, Nov 14, 2007
    #9
  10. Jay

    organyx Guest

    Hi all

    I came across this forum after having lost the entire contents of my
    H/D including the o/s, (vista Premium), yes I used the disk cleanup
    utility!

    Like previous posters, I noticed that, "Per User Archived Error
    Reporting" and "Per User Queued Error Reporting" were listed in the
    delete unwanted items options, they showed at least 21gb of data on each
    option, I was puzzled as to what they were, and now wish I'd found this
    forum before I pressed the GO button. Ive since found other forums with
    entries similar to this,
    I wonder why a patch isn't released, or would that mean that MS will be
    admitting liability for probable data lose exposing them to multi law
    suites?

    Two days later and Ive now just finished setting up the O/S again, and
    my temper and astonishment at a Bug this bad that can be released on a
    "Finished" product is beyond belief. after 12yrs in PC's I have never
    even came across a VIRUS that has done this sort of damage before. I
    would love to contact MS about this and rant at them, but for £46 a
    time, I wouldn't feel any better.

    PS: I do back up, I lost no data, and only had the inconvenience of
    setting my OS, but the next person might.

    yours astounded and bemused
    Kev
     
    organyx, Dec 16, 2007
    #10
  11. Jay

    scrooge Guest

    get ccleaner and don't use disk cleaner.
    here's the link 'CCleaner - Home' (http://www.ccleaner.com)
    it's free and works on vista.
     
    scrooge, Dec 16, 2007
    #11
  12. This has just happened to me.Ive lost alot of stuff.Lucky I have anothe
    HD with xp on it and I could boot into that and download some undelet
    programs.Freeundelete is a good one.It will get back 99% of your file
    if you dont transfer anything at all to the HD with the deleted files o
    it.
    However silly me transfered files back to the affected HD fo
    storage.And of course that overwrote much of the undelete info before
    could copy it.At least I got important pw's etc first.However now I hav
    removed vista completely.And am sending it back to MS 1 year later wit
    my receipt and a letter of demand for a refund for the cost of th
    software and if not to take legal action.This is not just a bug this i
    a fatal fault and they shouldnt be selling software with bugs as seriou
    as these.This software is still not even a beta version if it has error
    this serious where the software itself formats your whole compute
    without you even knowing.This is not a hardware fault hacking or viru
    this is a fault in vista and I want a refund
     
    Boris Yeltsen, May 13, 2008
    #12
  13. Jay

    SG Guest

    SG, May 13, 2008
    #13
  14. http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/serious-disk-cleanup-problem-caused-by-broken-registration/
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/yet-another-serious-disk-cleanup-issue/

    Although Disk Cleanup shouldn't enumerate all the file system objects for deletion, registry cleaners are to blame for the most part.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com


    This has just happened to me.Ive lost alot of stuff.Lucky I have another
    HD with xp on it and I could boot into that and download some undelete
    programs.Freeundelete is a good one.It will get back 99% of your files
    if you dont transfer anything at all to the HD with the deleted files on
    it.
    However silly me transfered files back to the affected HD for
    storage.And of course that overwrote much of the undelete info before I
    could copy it.At least I got important pw's etc first.However now I have
    removed vista completely.And am sending it back to MS 1 year later with
    my receipt and a letter of demand for a refund for the cost of the
    software and if not to take legal action.This is not just a bug this is
    a fatal fault and they shouldnt be selling software with bugs as serious
    as these.This software is still not even a beta version if it has errors
    this serious where the software itself formats your whole computer
    without you even knowing.This is not a hardware fault hacking or virus
    this is a fault in vista and I want a refund.
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, May 13, 2008
    #14
  15. Jay

    SG Guest

    If the OP is saying Vista formatted their hard drive through Disk Cleanup
    and can prove this to me then if MS doesn't reimburse their monies, send me
    the disk and I will. I'll bet you I can advertise it on EBay and make a
    fortune given the fact of what we have already seen sale there. Lets see, a
    piece of Toast sold for thousands, a Walking Cane that was haunted went for
    a lot too, so if I advertize it right, something like The Magical Vista Disk
    and describe what it can do, I should get a good return on my investment.

    --
    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
    Want to keep up with the latest news from MS?
    http://news.google.com/nwshp?tab=wn&ned=us&topic=t
    Just type in Microsoft

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/serious-disk-cleanup-problem-caused-by-broken-registration/
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/yet-another-serious-disk-cleanup-issue/

    Although Disk Cleanup shouldn't enumerate all the file system objects for
    deletion, registry cleaners are to blame for the most part.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com


    This has just happened to me.Ive lost alot of stuff.Lucky I have another
    HD with xp on it and I could boot into that and download some undelete
    programs.Freeundelete is a good one.It will get back 99% of your files
    if you dont transfer anything at all to the HD with the deleted files on
    it.
    However silly me transfered files back to the affected HD for
    storage.And of course that overwrote much of the undelete info before I
    could copy it.At least I got important pw's etc first.However now I have
    removed vista completely.And am sending it back to MS 1 year later with
    my receipt and a letter of demand for a refund for the cost of the
    software and if not to take legal action.This is not just a bug this is
    a fatal fault and they shouldnt be selling software with bugs as serious
    as these.This software is still not even a beta version if it has errors
    this serious where the software itself formats your whole computer
    without you even knowing.This is not a hardware fault hacking or virus
    this is a fault in vista and I want a refund.
     
    SG, May 13, 2008
    #15
  16. Jay

    C.B. Guest


    Boris,

    You need to slug down some more Vodka and learn how to use and
    understand Vista. As the old saying goes, "the biggest problem with
    computers lies between the computer and the chair." I'm sorry if this
    offends you but that's usually the case.
    You said "The software itself formats your whole computer without you
    even knowing." I don't think so. Good luck with your legal action.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., May 13, 2008
    #16
  17. Jay

    BorisYeltsen Guest

    Yes.I was running disk cleanup utility.It told me it was going t
    delete error reporting files ONLY.Which I had error reporting turne
    off anyway.
    I had the same problem as these other people with there being larg
    amount of data in the error reporting section.
    I thought this was just a bug in Vista User Interface showing the wron
    numbers.
    Of course being a full paid MS operating system I thought this woul
    never happen as it would always take precautions to protect fro
    destructive format of the whole system from ITSELF.Well it doesnt.
    All that needs to happen to format the whole HD during next dis
    cleanup without a person knowing is for 1 folder name to be remove
    from the 4 registry entries in the registry section for erro
    reporting.
    If this was due to registry cleaners it would remove the whole registr
    key.Not just remove the folder name and replace it with *.* .
    This is a vista error.This shows the software is defective to so easil
    make it possible to format the HD.Without even telling the person.
    Yet dont even have any aknowledgement of the serious issue from MS an
    first reports of it doing this to people I can find go back to start o
    2007.
    The people most affected by this are the ones who have shedule
    cleanups at night while they sleep.They wake up in the morning with a
    empty hard drive.
    I will be successfull in getting a refund because I have the old driv
    as evidence with the file system emptied, folders intact with no data
    with no viruses etc, and have extracted and saved to dvd the log of i
    deleting the whole system.
    It says disk utility deleting my documents music videos c:\progra
    files etc etc.
    Vista is not safe to use if it can do this what else is there tha
    hasnt been found yet.Its to much risk of data loss.
    Would have to backup every hour which is pointless
     
    BorisYeltsen, May 14, 2008
    #17
  18. Jay

    SG Guest

    If this was due to registry cleaners it would remove the whole registry
    key.Not just remove the folder name and replace it with *.* .<<<

    So what you are saying is Registry Cleaners are "safe" and 100% accurate.
    Without knowing the code in any Registry Cleaner out there how can you say
    what they are capable of removing?. In both sites Ramesh posted both XP and
    Vista machines had cleaners ran on them and that's were the problem lies.
    Disk Cleanup did what it was design to so, delete what was reported to it
    and because these cleaners had messed with the settings it gets it info from
    how would Disk Cleanup know any different. I'll grant you this is a
    "serious" problem and from searching the Net it doesn't seem to be wide
    spread, thus it may not have brought enough attention to be addressed.
    Somehow MS needs to address this and perhaps set a Flag in Disk Cleanup no
    matter what causes this to happen, Registry Cleaners or whatever and to
    alert the user in some way. If it cannot be done through Disk Cleanup then
    somehow it needs to be set through the Registry where those Keys cannot be
    changed by any software.

    --
    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
    Want to keep up with the latest news from MS?
    http://news.google.com/nwshp?tab=wn&ned=us&topic=t
    Just type in Microsoft
     
    SG, May 14, 2008
    #18
  19. Somehow MS needs to address this and perhaps set a Flag in Disk Cleanup no matter what causes this to happen

    Yes. I certainly agree. If the "Folder" key, or the "FileList" value is absent (I have enough evidence that certain registry cleaners cause this), Disk Cleanup takes *.* as the default and cleans up the entire drive.

    <MSDN>
    If this value is absent, the root folder of the current volume is used. The DDEVCF_DOSUBDIRS flag is needed in that case to search the entire drive.
    </MSDN>

    That's a bad idea IMHO.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    The Winhelponline Blog: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
    Windows® Troubleshooting: http://www.winhelponline.com

    key.Not just remove the folder name and replace it with *.* .<<<

    So what you are saying is Registry Cleaners are "safe" and 100% accurate.
    Without knowing the code in any Registry Cleaner out there how can you say
    what they are capable of removing?. In both sites Ramesh posted both XP and
    Vista machines had cleaners ran on them and that's were the problem lies.
    Disk Cleanup did what it was design to so, delete what was reported to it
    and because these cleaners had messed with the settings it gets it info from
    how would Disk Cleanup know any different. I'll grant you this is a
    "serious" problem and from searching the Net it doesn't seem to be wide
    spread, thus it may not have brought enough attention to be addressed.
    Somehow MS needs to address this and perhaps set a Flag in Disk Cleanup no
    matter what causes this to happen, Registry Cleaners or whatever and to
    alert the user in some way. If it cannot be done through Disk Cleanup then
    somehow it needs to be set through the Registry where those Keys cannot be
    changed by any software.

    --
    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
    Want to keep up with the latest news from MS?
    http://news.google.com/nwshp?tab=wn&ned=us&topic=t
    Just type in Microsoft
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, May 14, 2008
    #19
  20. Jay

    dan1701a Guest

    I guess I'm pretty lucky - I have used Disk Cleanup once on my ne
    laptop, but never used a registry cleaner. I had the same "per user" an
    "System archived" error reporting files, and cleaned them up, but the
    were nowhere near as big as the ones shown by the OP. Maybe "lucky
    isn't the right word, because typically I use registry cleaners to tak
    care of the trash left behind by uninstalling programs. Guess I won't b
    doing that with Vista

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    dan1701

    Acer Aspire 4520-5458, AMD Athlon 64 x2 TK-57 (1.9 gHz), 1gb RAM, 120g
    HDD, Atheros AR5007EG Wireless, Realtek HD Audio, Windows Vista Hom
    Premium (32-bit)
     
    dan1701a, May 14, 2008
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