Windows 10: Disappearing hard drive space with SFC /Scannow

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       30 Sep 2017 #21

    You need to make the scratch directory before you run the dism command. If the drive you want to use for the scratch folder is E: then from a command prompt type:

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  2.    09 Nov 2017 #22

    Try Crystal Disk

    Before you go through trying to install Windows 10 again. Run Crystaldisk. I've used itin my computer repair business for years and it has caught a few HDD's that are dying. Just for simplicity pay attention to the color it comes up with at the top. If green oh Yellow caution, Red is a bad drive and you will need to replace it before installing Windows.
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  3.    09 Nov 2017 #23

    You can reduce WINSXS folder size by executing following Dism command.

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    After executing this command you cannot uninstall currently installed Windows updates.

    Reduce the Size of the Component Store (WinSxS folder)
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