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Windows 7: Problems when trying to open the Disk Cleanup.

21 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Problems when trying to open the Disk Cleanup.

I don't know if it's a file error, or what. But every time I click on the Disk Cleaner, my mouse says something's loading but nothing ever comes up. I've tried running the Disk Cleanup location (C:\Windows\System32\cleanmgr.exe) and other ways to try and open it. Yet, it's the same thing every time I click, nothing comes up. Is there a solution to this? Do I have to re-download the file?

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21 May 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Run sfc /scannow from a command prompt.

It it finds any errors, run it again until it no longer finds errors.

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