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Are there any windows updates which upon install will cause Disk Cleanup in windows 2000 Pro to stop responding? Something about compressing old files.
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by:sunray_2003
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Try system file checker

start --> run --> sfc /scannow and press "enter".
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by:sunray_2003
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How long are you waiting before which you think it is not completing ?

Have you tested disk cleanup on a smaller drive which has less files so that it can do it fast ?

Make sure to close all applications and then try disk cleanup ..

May be a virus or spyware is running at the background.. Check for them
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by:Gareth Gudger
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I had this same problem myself a few times. Unfortunately I could find the Microsoft article I used but annoyances.org have this fix.

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1. Type Regedit in Start - Run
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVers i on\Explorer\Volume Caches
3. Open "Compress Old Files" folder
4. Delete all files in this folder
5. Reboot
6. Run Disk Cleanup
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by:lcooley0311
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I just had the same problem, so I am a new subscriber to this site as a result...I tried alot of "solutions" to fix the issue but the only one that worked was the one diggisaur said to do...too bad I found this after I fixed my machine the long slow way (trying other unsuccessful solutions first then doing what diggisaur said here)...the microsoft link is:

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


save yourself alot of time and try this first! IT WORKS!!!
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