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Disk CleanUp gets stuck??

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EMDY

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#1
when running Disk CleanUp from windows xp, starts good but suddenly it gets stuck in the compress old files checking....i gave it time but it just doesn´t get through.....it was working correct but this happend the last time i ran disk cleanup.....any suggestions?
 
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Bronx Bomber

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#2
not to sound stupid(though i usually do), but how much time did you give it? because sometimes mine compresses the old files for 5 minutes before it continues on.
but then again, i have a lot of big files that are being compressed, plus i only have about 300 megs left on my hdd.
 
#3
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress Old Files
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When prompted to "Confirm Key Delete," click Yes.
Quit Registry Editor
 
E

EMDY

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#4
i gave it like 1 hour....didn´t go on......
i did what you said bluzeboy and it worked!.....but what exactly i did??...what does this tweak did??
 

yoyo

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#6
That tweak told disk cleanup not to look for old files to compress.

If you don't compress files anyway this is a useful setting.
 

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