Erasing blank space

Rod

New Member
HiYall

As I'm new to this forum (and Eraser), can I request some advice Pls.

I have run the Erase Blank Space on my C drive and keep coming up with
hundreds of lines like this:-
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpdrapi.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_b4ef2874bea6c97e\wpdrapi.inf_loc.

Is this usual? I have the full log but didn't want to post it here as it would fill the thread.

I'm running a Tosh laptop, and Windows Vista Home Premium.

I have run Eraser from DOS and got the same results.

Any info would be good.

Thanks
 

Joel

Active Member
Full log will be good, thanks!

Joel
 

Rod

New Member
Log File

OK, here it is! Thanks for the help.

24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpdrapi.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_b4ef2874bea6c97e\wpdrapi.inf_loc.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-globalmonospacecf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_81b76bdcb33603a0\GlobalMonospace.CompositeFont.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-globalsansserifcf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_4c14b7bffe942909\GlobalSansSerif.CompositeFont.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-globalserifcf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_3142f788a2f7afca\GlobalSerif.CompositeFont.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-globaluserinterfacecf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_abc77826b6fd5427\GlobalUserInterface.CompositeFont.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-penimc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_a97a50ec07c2c315\PenIMC.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationbuildtasks_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_4dd67ce25090776d\PresentationBuildTasks.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationcffrasterizernative_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_c75e9d1f91676062\PresentationCFFRasterizerNative_v0300.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationfontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_0362d4d3154300e6\PresentationFontCache.exe.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationfontcache_cat_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_23f67c461ed31fe9\PresentationFontCache.cat.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationframework.aero_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_304cfd9b0ba63d08\PresentationFramework.Aero.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationframework.classic_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_f232833e2cda9ae5\PresentationFramework.Classic.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationframework.luna_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_2f27d6790c50548b\PresentationFramework.Luna.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationframework.royale_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_e87e6efdad576e1b\PresentationFramework.Royale.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationframework_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_6c4f9a0a590b56d5\PresentationFramework.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationhostdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_6dd4ab3d23142af3\PresentationHostDLL.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationhostexe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_6dbd71552332cd65\PresentationHost.exe.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationhostproxy_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_285454b07ce40c97\PresentationHostProxy.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-presentationnative_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_548f49de49953814\PresentationNative_v0300.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-reachframework_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_fdf369342bce6f90\ReachFramework.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-system.speech_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_7f862e3f1fa2bf32\System.Speech.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-uiautomationclientsideproviders_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_52854e69517b4ba4\UIAutomationClientsideProviders.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-uiautomationclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_d8423634445d5e35\UIAutomationClient.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-uiautomationprovider_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_02660f598e06d243\UIAutomationProvider.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-uiautomationtypes_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_5adb5f719e057b9d\UIAutomationTypes.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-windowsbase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_55364ae84adb0eab\WindowsBase.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-windowsformsintegration_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_f7e54d677ee500b7\WindowsFormsIntegration.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-winfxlist_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_3ea61168f31e03ff\WinFXList.xml.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-winfxtargets_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_c700d29ea4f826a1\Microsoft.WinFX.targets.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-xamlviewerapplicationmanifest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_664e75b2d3f16be4\XamlViewer_v0300.exe.manifest.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-xamlviewerdeploymentmanifest_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_6536f1c4d1719a31\XamlViewer_v0300.xbap.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-xamlviewer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_53d78a858001d1bb\XamlViewer_v0300.exe.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-xpsviewerexe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_c6fcaa850ba42f58\XPSViewer.exe.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-xpsviewermanifestxml_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_dd5c47cca17d5908\XPSViewerManifest.xml.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wpf-xpsviewermanifestxml_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_de1025e3ba7b6cde\XPSViewerManifest.xml.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wsdapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_bc7ccad7506b8f49\WSDApi.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wsdprint.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_2a296e9ca161bc32\WSDPrint.inf_loc.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wsdscdrv.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_6daeec1b46f5b4d3\WSDScDrv.dll.mui.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wsdscdrv.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_6daeec1b46f5b4d3\WSDScDrv.inf_loc.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-cperfcnt_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_1d665b9f039c4fcf\PerfCounters.h.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-cwetargets_i_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_9e250506dbed8c6d\Workflow.Targets.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-cwevbtargets_i_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_c37d79947764f189\Workflow.VisualBasic.Targets.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_718da32dfe6647eb\PerfCounters.ini.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_718da32dfe6647eb\PerfCounters_D.ini.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_302f30e67b139c85\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_89ad577d112a97f6\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_62e41b9da31be90a\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xcbda.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_f2d24a7aaa8d9f5d\xcbda.inf_loc.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xnacc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_8ce9e18831d1944e\xnacc.inf_loc.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcscci.dll.mui.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcscd.dll.mui.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcscu.dll.mui.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcstr.dll.mui.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwctmgt.dll.mui.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrxscan.inf_loc.
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\WMSysPr9.prx (Protected File).
24/02/2008 00:57:53: Failed to erase unused space on C:\Windows\_default.pif (Protected File).
24/02/2008 06:08:38: Scheduler quitting.
08/03/2008 04:30:17: Scheduler (5.86.1) starting.
08/03/2008 08:25:26: Scheduler quitting.
11/03/2008 10:52:58: Scheduler (5.86.1) starting.
11/03/2008 11:54:22: Scheduler quitting.


Cheers! :lol:
 

Joel

Active Member
I believe you are running a schedule with the Erase Unused space option?

If so it is normal. These files are locked by Windows and cannot be modified.

Joel
 

Rod

New Member
Thanks Joel

Thank you for the information Joel I'll stop worrying. Although having run Eraser on the blank space again last night, and got even more failures, I see that most of them have a (Protected File) label.

Thanks again for your help. :shock:
 

Joel

Active Member
It's normal. Protected files are subsets of locked files...

Joel
 
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