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Old 08-25-2004, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I try to run the Disk Cleanup utility on Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 1), my CPU pretty much grinds to a halt; when I go to Device Manager it's at 100% usage. It's a 2.17ghz AMD Athlon XP 3000+.
I've defragged very recently, I've ran my McAfee Virus Scan (latest patch) which found nothing, likewise for my AOL Spyware Protection utility.

Any suggestions?

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Old 08-25-2004, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not unusual for Disk Cleanup to grind when its calculating space that could be freed by compressing old files.

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Old 08-25-2004, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My old 80 Gig harddrive would have the disc cleanup stop. I'd have to restart the comp to get it to back off my PC usage. It only did that when I had 45% harddrive space used. I would run defrag first, then cleanup temp internet files manually, then cleanup would work. XP home too.
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Old 08-29-2004, 12:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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try disabling some background non essential programs and clean one area at a time.
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