Disk Cleanup Serious Issue

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Fix without turning off error reporting.
by Shubbis / October 1, 2007 9:39 PM PDT
After hours of research and cursing when my own disk cleanup decided to kill my OS, I figured I’d try to find a cure – and I have!

Open Regedit (start – run – regedit) and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\VolumeCaches

There you will find 4 keys called Windows error reporting.
Now if you look closely you will see that one (or more) is missing the Folder string.
Now, lets get to fixing it.

If you are in the ” Windows Error Reporting Archive Files ” key

Right click – New – Expandable String Value.

Call it Folder and use the following entry:

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

If you are in the ” Windows Error Reporting Queue Files ” key

use: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue

If you’re in the ” Windows Error Reporting System Archive Files ” key

use: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive

and if you’re in the ” Windows Error Reporting System Queue Files ” key

use: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue

This worked for me atleast, i tried removing the Folder string and the bug was back, hope this helps guys!

– Shub

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