Disk Cleanup in XP NOT WORKING

  User-312386 10:46 01 Feb 2003

Hi folks,

I have tried everything here

i have carried out a scan disc, defrag, even tried in safe mode

i even have carried out a sfc /scannow

i cant get the disk cleanup to work

it starts and then just seems to stop at 3 bars(which says "calculating Scanning: Compress old files", the task manager says it is still running and all is ok

whats going on here?


  bvw in bristol 10:51 01 Feb 2003

Any help? click here

  User-312386 12:02 01 Feb 2003

many thanks

that one did not work but the other one in the other forum did



  duplo 12:06 01 Feb 2003

what was the other advice in the other forum? I have this problem with 2k!


  bvw in bristol 12:19 01 Feb 2003

click here

Win XP ONLY! On some computers, Disk Cleanup in Windows XP hangs during the “compress old files” phase, locking up the computer. This patch, based on a manual solution solution by MS-MVP David Candy, usually fixes that problem.

Scroll down the page to find the thread.

  User-312386 12:22 01 Feb 2003

very sorry should have said what the fix was



This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Why this awful City of Los Angeles job ad for a graphic designer is actually brilliant

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)