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Locate the option CurrentVersion, then Explorer, and finally VolmeCaches. Thank You! Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Aug 9, 2005 Like everyone elses, it worked. In my case,disk cleanup would hang for about ten minutes and shut my laptop down completely. this contact form

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Disk Clean will fly now! On my machine (before this fix) DiskCleanup hanged with 100% CUP usage (as shown by task manager) but the hard disk light was never on. on Google Trends: We are now less concerned about DLLsAnzhar on How to put music on PSP from computerMy Homepage on File types supported by YouTubeBrian on How to find most

Disk Cleanup Stuck Windows 7

Alternatively, you can paste the following text in a file named nodiskchkcompress.reg and double-click the filename to run it: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 \[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files\] To enable the compressible-file If something goes wrong, all you will have to do is to click on the file VolumeCacheBackup.reg on the Desktop and click “Yes” in the confirmation box that pops up. From the File menu, select Export.

Tokk no time at all. Bookmark the permalink. From the Start menu, click Run and type %temp% to open the Temp folder on your computer. To disable the behavior, perform the following steps: Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).

Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 12, 2005 Hello Mr. Windows 10 Disk Cleanup Stuck Disk Clean will fly now!" Fabulous advice. WHAT ARE THESE FILES AND DO I NEED THEM AND IF SO WHY AND WHAT DO THEY MAKE RUN OR NOT RUN. Run regedit, move to the top of the hives (to My Computer) Press Ctrl-F (Find) and type "Compress Old" (no quotes) When regedit finds the offending key, press the Delete key

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Restart the PC and your problem should be solved. First, back up your Windows registry by doing the following: Click on “Start” button, and then on “Run”. If the program hangs the system, the problem is most likely caused by the Disk Cleanup Wizard checking for all files older than 50 days that it can compress.

Windows 10 Disk Cleanup Stuck

Advertisement Join the Conversation Get answers to questions, share tips, and engage with the IT professional community at myITforum. http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/53618-disk-cleanup-hangs-trying-do-windows-update-cleanup-2.html Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 25, 2005 Thanx Mark...In my case...you helped alot more than trying to talk to a specialist on the Disk Cleanup Stuck Windows 7 Fix My Disk cleanup Fuction all well in NY Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jul 18, 2005 Hey ,this works great, More helpful than Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.

Anyone have a known fix? > Thanks > Marty RQ, Feb 9, 2004 #2 Advertisements Show Ignored Content Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? weblink Your solution worked fine for me on a laptop I am fixing for a customer. Now, you should be able to clean up your hard disk without any problem. Thank you.

When I try and run Disk Cleanup, I get three bars showing and no movement. by R. Or maybe it didn't freeze?Just kdding. http://homecomputermarket.com/disk-cleanup/disk-cleanup-windows-7.html This 'no disk access' seems to contradict your explination somewhat?

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Mar 1, 2005 Thanks for the great info. I would have had to do a fresh install of W2k to get this problem solved and you saved me tons of time.

It worked great!

Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 5, 2004 Mark, This helped me too. If you experience any problems after you complete the steps that are listed in this procedure, you can use this backup to restore the VolumeCaches key to its original state. Thanking you in anticipation! I posted the same issue on the old forum and Larry had a fix.

No, create an account now. If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). You other nasty guys take all your nasty comments back and apologize Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 10, 2004 I take back my his comment is here I will write this down for future reference!

Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 12, 2005 It can find the file now or actually 3 files. Thx Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Feb 8, 2005 thank you,thank you,thank you, regedit command was a lifesaver, and in a language even *i* JoinAFCOMfor the best data centerinsights. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 12, 2005 any other suggestions Log In or Register to post comments Mark Smith (not verified) on Apr

I have run regdit. It did a lot but the problem remains. Any relationship? If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice.

I did the things listed by John Savill as well. Marty Guest When I use disk cleanup, it hangs so I haven't been able to get rid of those files. Thanks again, JoAnn Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 22, 2005 Mark Smith - Thank you. The machine is hanging at Disk Cleanup because it is trying to tell you what old files should be compressed...

Why does the Magnifier utility start automatically whenever I boot my Windows 2000 or later machine? Log In or Register to post comments Chuck (not verified) on Apr 20, 2004 This didn't work, you big dummy. Keep the option VolumeCaches selected, and click on the file menu at the top right hand corner of the regedit window. TP Log In or Register to post comments Martin J Weissman (not verified) on Dec 14, 2003 This is the same info I got from the Microsoft Knowledgebase.

However, you may come across a scenario at times when your Windows PC performs the initial steps Disk Cleanup just fine, but hangs when you reach the step named “Compress Old Stellar Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Apr 6, 2005 Totally worked I deleted the key and rebooted and bang now clean disk runs the