"Paul Montgomery" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 23:44:15 -0400, "Athanasian Creed <><"
> <athanasian_creed(NOSPAM)@(NOSPAM)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>I just recently reinstalled Win Vista Ultimate and approx. 25 programs
>>with it (all up-to-date versions)
>>After doing all that, i wanted to run CCleaner to get rid of whatever crap
>>buildup was present. To my absolute horror, there was approx. 2.5 GIGS of
>>garbage after a clean install plus around 100 registry entries. Where the
>>heck did all the crap come from???
> CCleaner gives you a list to check. You didn't? As to the volume of
> files... probably mostly temporary files from all the installations.
> No big deal.
** Correct - it was temp files from the installations. I deleted them from
the C:\User\Raymond\AppData\Temp file.
>> I've never experienced having so much,
>>much less on a clean, fresh install!!! When i went to clean the build up,
>>noticed that CCleaner (??) had placed some files, around 15 or so (eg.
>>notepad.exe, explorer.exe) in C:/Windows, individually under all the file
> CCleaner doesn't move a thing.
** Well, i certainly didn't move it nor did i run the 'chkdsk for
consistency' when prompted upon startup, so that operation didn't move any
files either. Really strange.
Now my problem is, after deleting via 'Windows Explorer', i got a BSOD upon
reboot, restarted and it booted into Windows. I immediately rebooted and
Windows wanted to check the disk for consistency (which i allowed) Moved a
few files around, restarted and everything was OK EXCEPT that when i reran
CCleaner, thinking it would show 1.8 GB less clutter, it still showed 2.5 GB
of clutter to delete!!! Something like that makes me think that there is
something wrong with CCleaner and how it's calculating the junk to delete,
at least in my case.
Oh well, c'est la vie!