Windows 10: Windows update cleanup not working

  1.    13 Jun 2018 #1

    Windows update cleanup not working


    If I try to use disk cleanup to clean windows update cleanup it simply freezes for hours
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  2.    13 Jun 2018 #2

    Try running
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an admin command prompt and report the result.

    Also check your disk (which technology is it? SSD, HDD....?).
    E.g. use
    HDD Tune (free) or for a clearer indication
    Hard Disk Sentinel (trial, if you've not picked up one of the giveaway versions).
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       13 Jun 2018 #3

    Takeshi18 said: View Post
    If I try to use disk cleanup to clean windows update cleanup it simply freezes for hours
    It doesn't freeze - it just feels like it. Sometimes it can take hours to complete, but given time it will finish (eventually).

    Open Task Manager and look on the Performance tab. You will see a massive amount of CPU and Disk activity. Look on the Details tab and you will see TiWorker with high CPU activity. These are signs that the cleanup is still in progress.
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  4. Posts : 1,381
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       13 Jun 2018 #4

    Disk cleanup took a very long time following yesterdays latest CU (cumulative update), perhaps 30 minutes or so.

    For once however it really did free up the space it reported as being cleanable. 42.7Gb free before the CU, 41 Gb after the update and 43.1Gb free after a cleanup.
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  5.    14 Jun 2018 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Try running
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an admin command prompt and report the result.

    Also check your disk (which technology is it? SSD, HDD....?).
    E.g. use
    HDD Tune (free) or for a clearer indication
    Hard Disk Sentinel (trial, if you've not picked up one of the giveaway versions).
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.112](c) 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk c: /scanThe type of the file system is NTFS.Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...  356864 file records processed.File verification completed.  17042 large file records processed.  0 bad file records processed.Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...  40363 reparse records processed.  452460 index entries processed.Index verification completed.  0 unindexed files scanned.  0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.  40363 reparse records processed.Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...Security descriptor verification completed.  47799 data files processed.CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...  34219616 USN bytes processed.Usn Journal verification completed.Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.No further action is required.  50609893 KB total disk space.  49223340 KB in 156633 files.    120432 KB in 47800 indexes.         0 KB in bad sectors.    474341 KB in use by the system.     65536 KB occupied by the log file.    791780 KB available on disk.      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.  12652473 total allocation units on disk.    197945 allocation units available on disk.
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