Disk cleanup utility, it freezes (Help)

  uok 14:05 04 Dec 2003

I am running windows xp. Recently when I have tried to use disk cleanup utility, it freezes when it is calculating how much space can be cleaned up and will not perform the operation
only in c:drive.
How can I remedy this?

Thanking you in anticipation


Windows xp
Pentium 4
cpu 2.6
512 mb ram
120 hard drive
Internet explorer 6

  Diodorus Siculus 14:22 04 Dec 2003

Have you tried to manually delete the temp files etc that the utility removes; then run it again and it may be ok.

If not, try running the system file configuration utility - from



sfc /scannow

  Lozzy 15:00 04 Dec 2003

To resolve this problem, delete all the files in the current user's Temp folder, and then delete all the user's temporary Internet files. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type: %temp%, and then click OK to open the Temp folder.
In the Temp folder, on the Edit menu, click Select All, press the DELETE key, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to send all the items to the Recycle Bin.
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
On the General tab, click Delete Files.
Click to select the Delete all offline content check box, and then click OK.
Click Start, and then click My Computer.
Right-click the drive that you want to clean, and then click Properties.
Click Disk Cleanup to run the Disk Cleanup tool again.

  VoG II 16:58 04 Dec 2003

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