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The charge for this PC PRO tech is 100 dollars for a ONE TIME FIX. There's no option for turning the Compress old files off. The Key is: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files] Alternately, copy/paste the following script to Notepad and save as nocomp.reg on your Desktop or wherever. Thanks Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Feb 24, 2005 It worked like a charm. Check This Out

The accepted fix is to uncheck the "Compress old Files" box and do not use that part of the Disk Cleanup. disk cleanup solved Windows could not load properly after disk cleanup Expand disk cleanup window. This is a company computer, so I'm reluctant to mess with the registry. I am on windows 2000 and there was only 1 key. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268756-45-disk-cleanup-working

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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 It is set to saving 50 days of compressed files. It took a very long time to Compress Old files.Look at:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812248 Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - You can also look at: by rgfitz / June 5, 2005 3:48 Did you check the boxes then OK ?.

  1. I did the things listed by John Savill as well.
  2. Thank You Mark.
  3. Cargando...
  4. There is a step by step procedure for this - do a google search for this process.
  5. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Here's an easy solution by Tufenuf / June 5, 2005 9:13 AM PDT In reply to: DISK CLEANUP HELP.
  6. I hope my logic makes sense.
  7. Acción en curso...
  8. so far I haven't made any progress here. ~ sir gerald, #16 2005/05/09 sir gerald Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2004/07/22 Messages: 145 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 106 Location: Dallas
  9. I've got 11GB of free space - recently defragged - so it's not a space problem.

thanks! Who has seen a UFO lately? I don't know why .. Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Windows Update Files and worked on this pc by remote for hours and hours..

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. WindowsBBS.com is completely free, paid for by advertisers and donations. Log In or Register to post comments KenPNPD (not verified) on Jan 31, 2009 Yee Haaaa! http://windowsitpro.com/storage/why-does-disk-cleanup-tool-windows-xp-and-windows-2000-hang-when-i-try-start-it Personally, I don't believe in compressing my data files with anything other than WinZip (if at all) because I can use it outside the OS if need be.

In addition to freeing up potentially significant amounts of hard drive space, using Disk Cleanup on a regular basis can significantly improve system performance. Windows Update Cleanup Not Working Windows 7 For Seniors: Contact Microsoft Customer Support Finding Large Files on Your PC Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies, 3rd Edition Load more ComputersPCsHow to Use Disk Cleanup in Windows XP How to I deleted all 3 keys, and Disk Cleanup flies. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Sep 6, 2005 Worked like a charm!

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Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Database administrator? Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files Worked perfectly in Win2k, and gets rid of that annoying compression testing as a bonus. Disk Cleanup Not Working Windows 8 Therefore, the files are growing in number, such as compressed have gone from a few thousand to 248,000, as with each attempt to run Disk Cleanup, nothing is removed.What can fix

Bad Thing. his comment is here A complete list of files scheduled for deletion will be displayed in Windows Explorer. The hard drive heads will spend less time seeking all the pieces of a file and you'll see another performance boost. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 10, 2004 i have to agree with dec 2nds post. Why Wont My Disk Cleanup Work

Log In or Register to post comments Stellar (not verified) on Feb 24, 2007 Mark Smith, your solution worked perfectly and I owe you a debt of gratitude. it just sat there. Installed Programs The Cleanup button in the Installed Programs section opens the Add/Remove Programs dialog box. http://sevevb.com/disk-cleanup/disk-cleanup-windows-7-not-working.html and he isn't in contact with me so I am not sure if he is still working on this machine, which has gone completely off kilter.

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Disk Cleanup Isn't Working You could stop here and not suffer any ill consequences, but there are a lot of gaps and empty spaces on the hard drive where the files were removed. click here User-312386 12:02 01 Feb 03 many thanksthat one did not work but the other one in the other forum didthanksmadboy33 duplo 12:06 01 Feb 03 Madboy-what was

aj baylissJan 5, 2012, 2:01 AM Start, all programs accessories system tools system restore.

they are no longer even in the list and that isthe category that had thousands of files to be cleaned up I am at a loss about this.. Since this all has happened, gotten worse, I told them to give me a refund, which is good within 60 days, as their program did not solve any problems such as F ... Disk Cleanup Not Opening What Disk Cleanup does is locate files that can easily be removed to free up some disk space, especially files that may not be obvious to you, such as temporary files

Acción en curso... You're done. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Feb 8, 2005 Dear Mark, Thank you for your valuable comment. ;-) Umah Log In or Register to post http://sevevb.com/disk-cleanup/disk-cleanup-not-working-windows-xp.html I did and my DC has not given me any prob's since then.

Windows Components The Cleanup button in the Windows Components section launches the Windows Components Wizard. If so, is there a way to manually remove them. Close Windows Explorer. After about the 3rd or 4th time and if you do the cleanup once a month or so, it will run in a couple of minutes.

The difference between using this option and going directly to System Restore is that you have no option to selectively delete restore points with this method. It shows as zero compressed files most of the time. the ram has to remember some things, so does the virtual memory if you are running a dual processer Well, all day long the PC has been in Safe Mode and Cleanup Acutally Hangs Up because Windows is going through a File Compression Method to determine how much space you can save or (make) on your drive if you allow it to

a virus or 'bug' as he said, had infiltrated.. If it isn't listed, someone may have performed the Registry edit I mentioned. * * * * * * * * Please validate any help received by posting back your Assuming you delete the key as suggested, what happens to the previously compressed files? Deleting them will necessitate downloading the remote systems icons and wallpaper the next time a connection is established.

but in the end of it all, it was corrupted beyond repair.. by jannmirch99 / November 12, 2012 10:16 AM PST In reply to: Here's an easy solution This has been driving me crazy. Open the Control Panel Internet Options applet. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Next time it will take less than half that long. 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).