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#1 OFFLINE playreblox

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

Okay so I may sound quite thick and I used it. I wanted to "clean vista drive" on "1 pass" and on "free space only. I have I 1gb ram, 70 gb hard drive,32 bit labtop. I had 19 gb of space free on my pc. Then it became 25 gb free when one process finished then it went down to 3 gb free space and I thought something bad was gonna happen so i stopped it. So what was meant to happen. That? and if so why? and would any data remove that i don't want?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:17 PM

run drive wiper again and don't stop it
ccleaner fills empty space with a file or set of files then removes said item(s) at the end

you also (after this "repair" wipe) shouldn't run drive wipe unless really needed, i.e. You are selling it. It will give you no more space than you previously had and excessive running of it will reduce you drive's lifetime.
ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT www.piriform.com/docs
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:56 AM

It's a wonder with how many people have did the same thing, seems to be one of the most re-occuring things posted about.

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CCleaner is NOT a malware removal tool.

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