Disk Cleanup won't run?

Old 10-29-03, 04:54 AM
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Question Disk Cleanup won't run?

Windows XP Pro with latest updates
No spyware
No viruses

I try to run Disk Cleanup and it gets stuck at the compress old files stage, which is the first stage I believe. Ctl/Alt/Del under processes, "cleanmgr.exe" has the CPU maxed out at 99%.

Tried rebooting into Safe Mode with same results. Any ideas?

This isn't a huge deal, just something I have never seen before. Maybe it's time for a XP reload.....
Old 10-29-03, 06:30 AM
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I am not sure if this link will help. But it is a discussion of someone with a similar problem, and they solved it by not compressing files. I did a google search for "cleanmgr.exe locked". There seemed to be quite a few pages with similar problems.

edit: Just found this too. Looks like preventing compression is the microsoft solution. figures...


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