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Disk Cleanup Utility Problem

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Anonymous
June 3, 2005 9:41:02 PM

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Whenever I try to use the disk cleanup utility, it opens with 3 bars and just
sits there. Forever. I tried going to Start-Run-cleanmgr, but that didn't do
anything. How can I fix this, or at least delete all my temp files? It just
stopped working a few weeks ago. I haven't done anything to any settings that
would cause this.

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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 1:03:48 AM

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Hi shiloh_56401,

If Disk Cleanup stops responding at "Scanning: Compress old files", follow
the instructions in this MSKB article to resolve the problem:
http://support.microsoft.com/d­efault.aspx?scid=812248
or d/load the fix from here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/xp_tweaks.htm (line 48, right-hand
column -->Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes)



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"shiloh_56401" <shiloh_56401@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D ECF1EBD-4BA7-4170-B8DE-6760F11E1720@microsoft.com...
> Whenever I try to use the disk cleanup utility, it opens with 3 bars and
just
> sits there. Forever. I tried going to Start-Run-cleanmgr, but that didn't
do
> anything. How can I fix this, or at least delete all my temp files? It
just
> stopped working a few weeks ago. I haven't done anything to any settings
that
> would cause this.
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 1:11:14 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Bonjour *shiloh_56401* :

> Whenever I try to use the disk cleanup utility, it opens with 3 bars and just
> sits there. Forever. I tried going to Start-Run-cleanmgr, but that didn't do
> anything. How can I fix this, or at least delete all my temp files? It just
> stopped working a few weeks ago. I haven't done anything to any settings that
> would cause this.

Try this :

1-
Start | Run | regsvr32.exe dataclen.dll
and check if cleanmgr.exe is OK.

2-
Don't use "Compress unused files"option
check again

3-
Try again but in Safe Mode

4-
You can also clean manually the temp files in safe mode

5-
You can used this nice tool ( a new v. 3.0 is coming soon):
http://www.buttuglysoftware.com/

6-
Also : may be the problem is not the cleanmgr but the disk...
Check in the system log for disk errors:
souce : disk
errors : 7, 41, 55,


a)
Even there is no reported errors use chkdsk to check the integrity of your
hard disk:

Windows explorer | right click on disk icon |
properties | tab "tools" | "check errors" | check both options
ok and restart your computer

or

Start | Run | cmd | chkdsk X: /F /R /V ,
Where X= disk volume

For the results in applications log:
Source : Winlogon
ID : 1001

b)
and defrag the volumes of the HD :
Start | Run | Defrag.msc

For multiple volume defrag use this:
http://www.dougknox.com/utility/scripts_desc/defrag_all...

Tell us if one of those procedure fix the problem.

:) 

--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 4:51:01 AM

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Try going to run,type:CLEANMGR /SAGESET Then adjust for folders for it
to clean,then back to run,type:CLEANMGR /SAGERUN

"shiloh_56401" wrote:

> Whenever I try to use the disk cleanup utility, it opens with 3 bars and just
> sits there. Forever. I tried going to Start-Run-cleanmgr, but that didn't do
> anything. How can I fix this, or at least delete all my temp files? It just
> stopped working a few weeks ago. I haven't done anything to any settings that
> would cause this.
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