Disk Cleanup XP

  denali 10:13 27 Jun 2006

I started a disk cleanup this morning and it stopped on "compress old files." It is still stopped and has bee so for over an hour. Any ideas, please?

  johnnyrocker 10:17 27 Jun 2006

what os? maybe reboot and start again?


  johnnyrocker 10:17 27 Jun 2006

sorry just read the title;(


  denali 10:24 27 Jun 2006

johnnyrocker I did reboot an lots of other cleanup things. Started cleanup again and it is still stopped.

  johnnyrocker 10:27 27 Jun 2006

try in safe mode?


  SANTOS7 10:28 27 Jun 2006

click here
this may help,good luck..

  VoG II 10:33 27 Jun 2006

SANTOS7 link is good. Note that doing the registry edit will actually make it skip the file compression. This problem was fixed in SP2 I believe.

  denali 10:40 27 Jun 2006

Thank you all very much. I shall try the registry thing, albeit with everything crossed, including my toes!!

  denali 20:42 27 Jun 2006

Thank you all for your help. The reg tweak worked fine. VoG™ you say this was fixed with XP1. I have always had XP2. Does this matter.?

  VoG II 20:48 27 Jun 2006

I had exactly the same problem as you and I used the registry edit to fix it. It fixed it but Disk Cleanup no longer scanned for 'compress old files'. I'm pretty sure that installing SP2 fixed it for me - i.e. it then started scanning for 'compress old files' again and didn't freeze. I don't really think it is 'an issue' unless you are desperately short of disk space or you like seeing foles in blue in Windows Explorer.

  VoG II 20:49 27 Jun 2006

'foles'?? - I meant 'files'.

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