Disk Cleanup Utility Freezes on Windows 8.1 – How to Fix it?

Windows System Hangs or Stuck up when the OS starts cleaning up the Updates. After using the PC or Laptop or Notebook for a while you find that you system performance slows down or lags and in worst case makes the system hang or stuck at any program execution. If you are someone facing this kind of errors here are some possible troubleshooting steps to fix this issue.

Disk Cleanup Utility Freezes

Users might have comes across the Disk Clean up utility program which allows you to clean the junk or obsolete files and participate in enhancing the system performance. But often Users use the Windows inbuilt disk cleanup utility to free space by removing obsolete or corrupted files. Many folks have come out with errors like System hangs or gets stuck when clearing out the Windows Update files. Here are some troubleshooting fixes described that will hopefully help you get rid of the issue.

Firstly, try running sfc/scannow command to get rid of the corrupted files. To do so, open Command Prompt (Admin) and type in the command sfc/scannow and hit Enter. This will scan the system and fix the corrupted files.

sfc scannow windows 8

Next, go to the following location in the C Drive C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. Here delete all the files in the SoftwareDistribution folder. Often these files can cause the system to hang or stuck Windows on running any program.

If you are still unable to get rid of the error again open Command Prompt (Admin) box and type in the following command Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
This command will probably fix all the issues on the Windows.

Malware infections can also cause this kind of error on Windows system. So, Update and Scan your system with any trusted Anti-virus.

Hopefully the fixes discussed in the tutorial help you get rid of errors in Windows 8 OS.


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