Windows XP Pro & disk cleanup

  grannysmo 16:01 15 Jun 2003

Am running XP Pro, but disk cleanup will not work. When it starts I get a window and the message that the program is "compressing old files" and that "this may take a few minutes". I can hear the CPU working away, but it never gets past that window. In fact, even when I close the program, I can still hear the CPU working. I have to restart to stop it.

I would appreciate any help or advice about this problem. Thanks!

the "few minutes" could mean quite alot of minutes , how long have you let it run?

  hugh-265156 16:31 15 Jun 2003
  jimv7 17:12 15 Jun 2003

Had excatly the same problem, and the link above from huggyg71 worked a treat.

  grannysmo 18:54 15 Jun 2003

Wow! What quick response; it's great!

I clicked on the link from huggyg71, printed off the instructions, and am ready to try it. Will let you know what happens.

In answer to horiz5, I also thought maybe I was not leaving it long enough. So,left it overnight one time and it was still hung up in the morning.

Thanks again. :-) I'll post again after trying the workaround.

  grannysmo 19:42 15 Jun 2003

Jimv7 is right; it worked a treat! Thanks, huggyg71!

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