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Old 01-19-2004, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im having a problem with the new dell my dad recently purchased..... description he gives: "when running disk cleanup on windows xp - while it is calculating, it stops at "compress old files" and proceeds no further." basically.... when u try to open disk cleanup it gets halfway through the preparation process the stops... and dont reccomend calling dell, did that and they had no idea what they were doing


how do we fix it?


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Old 01-20-2004, 05:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup that happens all the time if u keep old compressed files checked
But i dont think it freezes up, it just takes a hell let of a time.
Just try disk cleanup from safe mode. See if that works any better.
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Heres a great solution to your problem, its great!

Type Regedit in Start - Run
2.Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Volume Caches
3. Open "Compress Old Files" folder
4. Delete all files in this folder
5. Reboot

Always do this before running disk cleanup.



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Old 01-20-2004, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hi do one thing before doing diskclean up try chkdsk /r it will say pc is not able to run it at this moment so u have to schedule it at the start once its done run diskclean up from safe mode
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Old 01-20-2004, 04:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its not that are lots of compressed files, this computer is only 2 weeks old
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geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the utility stops
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S-ATA 80GB HD 7200 RPM
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16X DVD+r/-r
512 (2 x 256) PC 3200 DDR Ram 400 mhz
CP technologies i865APE Mainboard (ya i kno nobody has heard of it)
p4 2.66 800mhz WITH HT oc\'ed to 2.99ghz
geforce fx 5200 128 mb agp 8x (ya i kno bottom of the line but i oc\'ed it the best i could)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (SP2 in my opinion sucks when you first get it)
Realtek AC97\' Onboard Audio
JMW 17\" Flat \"Screen\" (not panel) Monitor
P4 Approved 450 Watt power supply

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Old 01-22-2004, 01:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the fix from maverick_tech is the best suggested for this problem - personal exprience
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Old 01-23-2004, 06:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wouldn't personally compress files. Either way, I'd defrag first (I recommend Diskeeper) and *then* do disk cleanup.

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