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Author Topic: Disk Cleanup via system tools lagging  (Read 2077 times)

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Disk Cleanup via system tools lagging
« on: April 20, 2005, 07:35:38 PM »
Anyone know why my disk cleanup would keep lagging.  It gets to "searching yada yada" and never comes up with the figues of what all can be cleaned out... I can let it sit there for hours... I am running windows 2000.  


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Re: Disk Cleanup via system tools lagging
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005, 10:14:34 AM »
Same for XP and 2000...

The Disk Cleanup utility frees up space on a volume. To access the utility, open My Computer, right-click the drive you want to work on, click Properties, then select Disk Cleanup from the General tab. If the program hangs the system, the problem is most likely caused by the Disk Cleanup Wizard checking for all files older than 50 days that it can compress. Disabling this behavior might improve the performance. To disable the behavior, perform the following steps:
Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files registry subkey, then select it.
From the File menu, select Export.
Enter a filename and location, then click Save.
Delete the "Compress old files" registry subkey.
Close the registry editor.

Try running CCLeaner over your system to remove junk files.