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#1 honu1

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:17 AM

I am using Windows XP home-SP2.
I am having a problem with the disk clean up for my C drive. I thought I set it up correctly to run every Saturday evening at a certain time. When I turn on my monitor Sunday morning I get a small box asking which drive I want to clean up. Once I click on the C drive it does what it's supposed to.

Also I had scheduled a disk defrag for Saturday evening also, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to check back to see if that was done also.

Can someone please help me sort these 2 issues out? Thank you

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:37 AM

Hi Honu,

I have been meaning to do this to so I did some research for you.
Schedule tasks is a command based tool so if there is any action that needs to be preformed afterwards you need to use the appropriate switches.

For disk clean up check out this article

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;315246

And for Disk Defragmenter.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555098

Edited by tuxmaster, 14 October 2007 - 09:38 AM.

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#3 honu1

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:43 PM

Thanks tuxmaster,
I really appreciate your taking the time to research this for me.
I really don't understand what MS is trying to say,tho. I don't understand all the tech terms+abbreviations.
I don't understand why I'm being prompted to speccify a certain drive when I had it all set up in the past + it worked just fine. I was able to view in scheduled tasks the previous time slots + results. I don't see that option anymore....hmmm....

Can you direct me where to look? I'm pretty much a novice user+I really rely on step by step instructions.

Thank you
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:57 PM

go to control panel
click on scheduled tasks
open it
any thing you scheduled to run will be there

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 04:58 PM

I've gotten that far, but the window no longer tells me the last time either cleanup or defrag was run, the outcome+when they are scheduled to run again.
I used to have all this info before+don't know why it has vanished.

Why on earth do you suppose my computer waits for me to give it the go ahead got the disk clean up?
Am I doing something wrong?

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:28 PM

you can undo them by deleting them from schedule tasks

also .... from start/all programs/startup/is anything there

and check here

start/run/msconfig/click ok/startup tab/is clean manager there/uncheck/ok/restart computer




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