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Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files

by Carol~ Moderator / October 13, 2004 12:13 PM PDT

One support line says this problem occurs when there is an incorrect entry in the registry that is used by the Disk Cleanup utility to locate compressed files. It offered a way to workaround it through the registry. As a newbie, I fear touching it. I am not sure this is even the answer. Is there anyone who is aware of this problem and how to fix it in a "benign" manner?

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Re: Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2004 12:32 PM PDT
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Re: Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files
by Carol~ Moderator / October 15, 2004 6:32 AM PDT

Bob..
I think I'm getting in over my head! When I went to Volume Cache in Registry, I only saw 3 items..decided not to delete and thought the problem might be with a corruptted (?) temp file. Went to delete the Temp folder (via "run") and was stopped dead in my tracks with by basically being told 'Perflib_perfdata_7bc is being used by another person or program'.
Your reply to my message addressed this problem and lead me to 'Process Explorer'. Is this the only way to go to find out what this is?

The only reason I have gotten this far, as a relatively newbie, is my innate curiosity and compulsivity. Time to try to find someone to come in and take a look? Any way to work around this problem?

Thanks for your patience!

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Re: Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2004 9:38 AM PDT

The prior discussion seems complete to me. Here's the deal-e-o. If you want long enough and there is nothing wrong with the hardware, disk cleanup will continue. Many of us don't have the patience for that or just don't use the compress old files feature.

Bob

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Re: Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files
by Carol~ Moderator / October 15, 2004 10:42 AM PDT

I believe my hardware is in tact.. but my patience has gone south (somewhere other than where I am!)

Thank you.. so very much!

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Re: Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files
by Tufenuf / October 13, 2004 10:19 PM PDT

curcat, If you're not comfortable editing the registry an easy solution to that problem is to go to the link below and scroll down to 48 and you'll see the "Disk Cleanup - Compress Old Files Freezes" Fix in the right column, download it and run it which should correct your problem.
Just click on the words "Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes" not the underscored word "Undo".
"To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Below is a Microsoft link which explains what causes this problem and how to manually edit the registry to correct it.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812248&Product=winxp

The Fix at the first link does this without the need to manually edit the registry. Take your pick.

HTH,
Tufenuf

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Re: Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files
by Carol~ Moderator / October 14, 2004 10:36 AM PDT

Tufenuf... I'm not (yet)
Thank you! Will this be something that will solve the problem or am I going to have to .. as Microsoft puts it .. 'workaround' it each time I want to run Disk Cleanup?

Thanks again for your help.

curcat

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Re: Disk Cleanup stops while compressing files
by Tufenuf / October 14, 2004 12:02 PM PDT

curcat, It will solve the problem and you won't have to use a work around.

Tufenuf

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