When maintenance was automatically sent by Microsoft overnight and required a re-boot, the PC would hang and the only way I could get it to come up was to take it off the docking station, take out the battery, reinsert the battery and then re-boot off of the docking station. I think what started happening was the maintenance was then not able to clean up files. Does anyone know what these files are and if they can be deleted safely? They have names like 1aca5349 and 1b1cec9d. I looked on another PC without this problem and there are several of these types of files but only 20 or so, not 2000+.
I downloaded ccleaner and ran the analyze function. It found about 2GB of what it considered old or unused files. However, a lot of them were files I want to keep. It did not identify any files in c:\windows\installer where the 20 GB of files are that I would like to know what they are and if it is safe to delete them. This is what the directory entries look like.
c:\windows\installer\1afe978b 5,092 KB Windows Installer Patch 1/14/2008 4:53 PM
1afe979b 12,213 KB Windows Installer Patch 7/30/2008 8:50 AM