Windows 10: I used Disk Cleanup and now my computer isn't working properly

Discus and support I used Disk Cleanup and now my computer isn't working properly in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I ran out of space on my laptop (Windows 10 at the moment) so decided to delete my unnecessary files/photos/apps. etc but I accidentally clicked Disk... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by LauraM96, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. LauraM96 Win User

    I used Disk Cleanup and now my computer isn't working properly


    I ran out of space on my laptop (Windows 10 at the moment) so decided to delete my unnecessary files/photos/apps. etc but I accidentally clicked Disk Cleanup on Windows which wiped every last thing from my laptop. This is not the worst as I had my most important files on OneDrive so I can manage as I can't find a way to undo Disk Cleanup.


    HOWEVER. Ever since this happened my laptop isn't working properly anymore, my apps like Spotify, Google Chrome, Steam (including in-game) etc. crash randomly and just close down without me pressing the X button. the screen also changes its size format (randomly goes from normal 1920x1080 to 920x820 or something). And the only way to fix this is to turn the laptop off and on.


    I have never ever had these problems before, my laptop always run perfectly smooth. Can you please help me I don't know what to do and I'm going into my final year in college in a few days I can't afford to have an unreliable laptop at hand. Please let me know ASAP of any way you can help me to fix this.


    Laura, a desperate customer

    :)
     
    LauraM96, Sep 10, 2019
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    Sigurdur WilliamBrynjarsson, Sep 10, 2019
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  3. DISK CLEANUP

    Hello,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    1. Which files are you trying to delete using disk clean up?
    2. Which version of Windows are you currently using?


    Please reply back with the information to the above questions in order to provide you with appropriate troubleshooting steps:



    I understand that you are trying to free up memory using Disk Cleanup. If you are trying to delete files using disk cleanup on Windows 10, I suggest you to refer the following article on

    Disk cleanup in Windows 10
    for steps to perform disk clean up on your PC.



    Hope it helps.



    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Sep 10, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    I used Disk Cleanup and now my computer isn't working properly

    disk cleanup

    Hi joysoder, to properly and safely delete any files not required by your system, run Disk Cleanup twice as explained below. Each time select everything in the list and delete them. Disk Cleanup will not suggest deleting anything that is not safe to delete
    . . .

    Open File Explorer

    Click on your hard drive

    On the Manage Tab, click Cleanup

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete

    Start Disk Cleanup again

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    This time in the resulting dialog, click 'Cleanup System Files'

    Let Disk Cleanup run another scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete
     
    DaveM121, Sep 10, 2019
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