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    Build 1511 10586.11 Disk Cleanup

    After my Insider Preview Win10 Pro system upgraded from build 10586.3 to 10586.11 this morning I noticed that the freespace on the C:\ drive had shrunk considerably.

    The Windows.old folder seemed to be the culprit at >23GB. So I ran Disk Cleanup and chose to "Clean up system files" and ticked the appropriate checkboxes. It deleted 27GB, including the >23GB in the Windows.old folder.

    The C:\ drive now has 50.8GB free of 73.2GB.

    Time to create a system image...
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    Rebooted to BootItBareMetal and created a system image of the Win10 partition. Booted to Win10 and connected the USB 2.0 HDD I use for storing most images; Win10 threw up a prompt saying that it was installing software to access the USB HDD which went up to about 70% fairly quickly then sat there for about five minutes.

    I then went into "ThisPC" to check that the USB HDD was connected. The green progress bar at the top of the "ThisPC" window took about a further five minutes to creep across to <> 98% then halted, so I closed "ThisPC".

    Opened "Disk Management" but the window is blank and the status bar says "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" for at least ten minutes now.

    Will try again after a reboot.
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    Closed "Disk Management" then clicked Start\Shutdown but nothing happened; waited about 30sec the tried again but still nothing so clicked Restart instead but still nothing (two tries).

    Clicked the power-on button and it went straight to the "Shutting down..." screen and has been sitting there now for at least fifteen minutes.

    Pressed and held the power-on button to force a shutdown, disconnected the USB HDD, then booted back to Win10, waited a minute-or-so then re-connected the USB HDD which connected as expected after a few seconds.

    "ThisPC" now opens immediately and shows the USB HDD correctly, and Disk Management also opens within a few seconds and shows the USB HDD correctly.

    EDIT: disconnected the first USB HDD then connected another USB 2.0 HDD which connected in a few seconds, and "ThisPC" opened immediately and showed it correctly.
    Last edited by Coochin; 2015-11-19 at 22:58. Reason: more info
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    Most common computing error is EBKAC: Error Between Keyboard And Chairback
    AMD FX8120 (8-core @ 3.1GHz) CPU, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 motherboard, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz RAM, ATI-AMD Radeon HD6770 PCI-E VGA, 480GB Kingston SSD, 2TB Seagate SATA3.0 HDD, ASUS DVD/RW.

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