problem with disk cleanup utility

By ravenjy
Mar 23, 2004
  1. everytime i run the built in disk cleanup utility in win xp, it just hangs there. however this only happens when i scan the c drive. any ideas?
  2. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Disc Cleanup Utility

    Sometimes a corrupt temporary file can often cause the disk cleanup utility to hang....try deleting all temporary files on your computer, and then try running the disc cleanup utility again.
  3. Steverz

    Steverz TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Run your defrag from Safe Mode. At boot, before the Windows screen, press F8. Select Safe Mode from the option menu. Run Defrag. Of course, to do this properly, run Scandisk using the "thorough" option first followed by defrag.
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