request vbs script to run cleandisk without user intervention

I would run the utility cleandisk from the command line, so I can put it in the scheduler.  vbs looks good, but I do not know how to do the checkboxes, which I want all turned on.
astar666Asked:
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Nabeeh ElDarderySenior Team Leader, Global Office ITCommented:
what about if you can run this script after user logs on (i hope understood u)
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astar666Author Commented:
Yah, that is fine.  This workstation is approximately always logged on, and anyway, in win2k, the scheduler asks for the user and password it is supposed to run as, so I expect the scheduler can do sort of a login on its own.  Background is I asked about way to do defrag from the command line and someone kindly gave me a whole windows shell script, which works well enough.  I am a programmer but have not worked with windows shell script.  Reading the tutorials, I seem to be missing something in my head to write a windows shell script for cleandisk, because of the checkboxes.  Maybe it needs a lot of tabs to get to the checkboxes, is what I have since decided.
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Eagle6990Commented:
Here is the command you are looking for to automatically run chkdsk with the /f option, and bypassing the prompt if you would like to schedule it for next reboot.


echo y | chkdsk C: /f
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Eagle6990Commented:
To create the scheduled task I would use a command line option as a login script or however else you wish to push it out.  For example, create a batch file called checkdisk.bat in your Windows directory and put in

echo y | chkdsk C: /f

Then I would push out this command to create the scheduled task.

schtasks /create /tn "Checkdisk" /sc daily /st 01:00:00 /ru system /tr "c:\windows\checkdisk.bat""
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astar666Author Commented:
That is interesting, but not quite responsive.  The problem is that the cleandisk function is cleanmgr.exe, which takes no known command line parameters.  For instance I just tried cleanmgr /? and just got the gui.  So this is why it would seem this needs windows scripting.  On the other hand, the checkboxes issue turned out to be bogus.  Here is a windows script I have now written that seems to work:

set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "%SystemRoot%\System32\cleanmgr.exe"
WScript.Sleep 2000

WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
wscript.sleep 1000

While WshShell.AppActivate("Disk Cleanup for")= FALSE
  wscript.sleep 5000
Wend

wscript.sleep 1000
WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

wscript.sleep 1000
WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

While WshShell.AppActivate("Disk Cleanup for")= FALSE
      wscript.sleep 5000
Wend

In other oddies, my best understanding is that on a nfts volume, dfrg.msc performs as part of its activity, the chkdsk function.

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Eagle6990Commented:
Oh, I thought you meant checkdisk and not clean manager.

This is some info on scheduling cleanmgr
http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/tasks/sch_disk_cln.htm
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