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Once you turn of Disk Compression - Disk Cleanup works superfast! Someone above had the right name for it. Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Sep 6, 2005 Worked like a charm! Accessing Disk Cleanup from the icon in System Tools uses the 32-bit location and accessing from the drive properties dialog uses the 64-bit location.

It will remain this way until I exit it.Does anybody know how to get past this so that it will only take a little while (a guy I know said his In my Win7 - it takes a long time scanning "System error memory dump files". Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Jan 12, 2005 any other suggestions Log In or Register to post comments Mark Smith (not verified) on Apr Any idea what the | problem may be and how to fix it? | | Many thanks. | | Nicholas LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes « Previous Thread |

An actual Answer! I defragged, did a virus scan, even tried repairing it by running my XP disk hoping to repair the problem. Disk Clean will fly now!" Fabulous advice. Thanks Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Feb 24, 2005 It worked like a charm.

so 2 to 3 hours before I'd feel comfortable dumping it. 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 This will cut your disk cleanup time to minutes instead of hours. Looking to get things done in web development?

Once you get the rate down to under 2 minutes, you're probably good. If it is, then I'm at a loss as to what the difference is between our systems. When setting the priority to High in task manager, do this for the main update.exe, and then watch the process list as new child update.exe processes get forked, and the old Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2003 7:31 AM PST In reply to: Disk cleanup hangs up I have a 2.0 GHz P4 with 512M RAM and a full hard disk

All these procedures took a lot of time. If you dont want to join, thats fine too. I had the same experience as you. This is absolutely right, it is still installing updates.

I won't be doing that. it would be so cheap to upgrade that. You other nasty guys take all your nasty comments back and apologize Log In or Register to post comments Anonymous User (not verified) on Dec 10, 2004 I take back my TV.

I now have bunches of them on the root C:/ drive and my Dell 4560 is running relly slow. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. I have been having problems with my Windows 2000 pro Hanging when I do Disk Clean up Every one kempt telling me the same thing ( clean out temp folder ) TechNet Products IT Resources Downloads Training Support Products Windows Windows Server System Center Microsoft Edge   Office Office 365 Exchange Server   SQL Server SharePoint Products Skype for Business See all

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Here it is again broken into pieces:"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionexplorer VolumeCachesSystem error memory dump files" http://clif-notes.blogspot.com Clif Sipe Thanks for the hard work Ron - I tried it and unfortunately, it did not Each time the child process completes, another event will be posted in the Event Viewer. Chuck, your probably the only dummy here, don't dismiss a possible fix just because it didn't happen to apply to your situation.

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Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Disk cleanup hangs up by DavidR1216 / This value is most likely a bit field with the bit string of "01111101" and it may be that only one of those 1's has to be set to a 0 My GF accidentally downloaded something through IM since then I have tried MS Anti spyware Spy Sweeper Adaware Trend micro spybot search and destroy and a few others. All rights reserved.Newsletter|Contact Us|Privacy Statement|Terms of Use|Trademarks|Site Feedback CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable

I killed them, and now the hotfixes are taking ~2 minutes each, which still seems slow, but it is a lot better than 10-15 minutes. Dr_Omels Inactive Malware Help Topics 7 03-01-2005 08:20 PM Disk Cleanup problem I am unable to successful run the disk clean up function for window XP iut gets to the search I can remove the trojan but it comes back. Inconsistent use of these areas (and others) by old and new apps alike has led to a real mess in keeping things in the 64-bit Windows Registry straight and even Windows'

Give it a shot worst case you can restore it afterwards but I doubt you will. What I did was Taskmanger>processes>locate the update.exe from the list.Right click and set priority to high.It worked for me Abhilash Proposed as answer by Abhilash CS Tuesday, April 27, 2010 By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies.Tell me more | Cookie Preferences Partially Powered By Products Found At Lampwrights.com My Account | solved (SOLVED)HDD crashes when trying to create and name a folder in it and takes forever to load. (WIN 10) solved Takes FOREVER to alt tab, or to return to windows.

Owner of FreewareWiki.com with over 2000 pages of freebies. Der Rabe Windows XP Support 3 10-09-2002 02:37 PM Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit Any other thoughts are appreciated.. How can Thread Tools Search this Thread 08-23-2007, 10:38 PM #1 chillywilly2 Registered Member Join Date: Aug 2007 Posts: 1 OS: XP I have Windows XP and when

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