Disk Cleanup Windows Error Reporting Bug Fix

ByLine
How to Fix the Vista Disk Cleanup Windows Error Reporting Bug
Synopsis
This will show you how to fix the bug in Disk Cleanup when the Per user and System archived and queued Windows Error Reporting Files listings have large GB sizes to clean that will cause you to have to reinstall Vista to fix if you clean them.
How to Fix the Vista Disk Cleanup Windows Error Reporting Bug


information   Information
This will show you how to fix the bug in Disk Cleanup when the listed items below have huge GB file sizes.
  • Per user archived Windows Error Reporting Files
  • Per user queued Windows Error Reporting Files
  • System archived Windows Error Reporting Files
  • System queued Windows Error Reporting Files
Note   Note
This is thought to be caused by some registry cleaning program that was allowed to delete or delete part of these registry entries located at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches

Registry.jpg

warning   Warning
Cleaning these listed items in Disk Cleanup without fixing this bug first will cause you to have to reinstall Vista.

EXAMPLE: Disk Cleanup with and with this Error Bug
Disk_Cleanup_Error.jpg Fixed.jpg


Here's How:
NOTE:
This will restore the default registry entries in the location in the NOTE at the top of the tutorial.
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below.​
Fix_DiskCleanup_Error_Reporting.reg
download

2. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
3. Right click on the .reg file(on Desktop) and click Merge.​
4. Click on the Run button for Security Warning pop-up.​
5. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop).​
7. If you have the 64 bit Vista, then you will also need to do this tutorial to fix the Disk Cleanup shortcut. See: How to Correct Disk Cleanup Shortcut for Vista 64 bit
NOTE: The Disk Cleanup shortcut is correct in the 32 bit Vista.​
8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

They are all normal except the last one. That one is a bit large, but not completely unreasonable though. I believe you should be fine to use Disk Cleanup.

To be completely safe, you can use the free program Macrium Reflect to create a complete backup image of your hard drive. This way in case something does happen, you can restore the backup image and be right back where you were before running Disk Cleanup.
 
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