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Disk Cleanup goes into a loop

By DittoHeadStL ·
I have tried to run Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) in Windows 2000 several times over the past few months. It seems to start off OK, showing that it's calculating how much space I can save, and is in the "Compress Old Files" stage of that process. The drive clicks away, and eventually stops... and cleanmgr.exe is taking up about 98% of the CPU. When I click the Cancel button, the window disappears, but Task Manager says it's still running and still eating CPU. I have another Win2K system, and it runs OK there.

I have exhausted every other avenue I can think of, including the Microsoft Knowledgebase, Google Searches and newsgroup searches. This is my last resort!

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(wrong forum. Sorry.)

by DittoHeadStL In reply to Disk Cleanup goes into a ...

I have reposted this in the Technical Q&A area because it's more appropriate there. Sorry for the bother.

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disk cleanup goes into a loop

by awinaash In reply to Disk Cleanup goes into a ...

i couple weeks a go i was doing a disk cleanup and it it freest arount 10%.
after a week i went back to do a disk cleanup and it was still on the 10%.
it said compress old files.
can you please tell me whats wrong with it.
thanks

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