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Old 05-26-2004, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whenever I try and run disk cleanup on my system, it freezes. I can still do things on my computer and everything and even stop it. It gets about 3 green bars and then just stops. I havent run it successfully in a long time because of this. PLease help.
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Old 05-27-2004, 08:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if its a compaq, i heard they have problems with defrag and disk cleanup
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Old 05-27-2004, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have no problem with mine mines a compaq

have you tried turning off your antivirus software or anything else that is running in the background

or even try it in safe mode
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Compaqs are loaded with a hell a lot of problems.
Anyway, try it in safe mode.
Or delete the contents in temp folder manually and then do Disk clean up
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Well, as you can see from my signature, its a DELL...lol...I dont care for compaqs perticularly either...I will try it in safe mode if I can figure out howto do that and let you know what happens. Thanks
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How to boot into safe mode
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I started up in safe mode and ran disk cleanup. When it started up it looked just the same as it always does when it doesnt work, but I let it sit for about 4 hours, and still nothing. It still comes up and gets about 4 bars real quick and then just stops. Anything else I should try?
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Maybe just try clearing each one manually for now.
Then try running Disk Cleanup after that.
Freezing on 3 green bars is about the scan of the Temporary internet files?
Clear them manually atleast
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How do I clear them manuallly? I have pop-up stopper and it has a button that clears browser cache (temporary files). I do that every couple of days. Is this the same thing that you are talking about?
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You can empty the following folders(For XP HE):

- C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME HERE\Local Settings\History
- C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME HERE\Local Settings\Temp
- C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME HERE\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

Search your PC for the following files/extensions and delete the following:

01 - *.~*
02- ~*.*
03 - *.*~
04 - *.---
05 - *.tmp
06 - *._mp
07 - *.old
08 - *.bak
09 - *.chk
10 - *.gid
11 - mscreate.dir
12 - 0???????.nch
13 - *.dmp
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