Disk Cleanup doesn´t start

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  1. sbsd

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    It doesn´t work for me! I start it and it say "Comprimising old files" or what it is and then - nothing happens! Even after 2-3 hours it say the same thing and hasn´t loaded more. It just stay the same and I have to press cancel. What should I do?
     
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    Ok, I have read it and just to be sure. Do I go here:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersio\Explorer\VolumeCaches

    In VolumeCaches I see a folder called "Compress Old Files" I should delete this whole entire folder or something in this folder?
    And if I delete the "Compress Old Files" will it not affect anything else on my computer?

    I also wanna do a System Restore Point so I went to that program that does this and I saw many System Restore Points in the calender. Almost one a day. I just wonder if those takes any space on my computer and if I should delete them if that is possible?
     
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    Did you try this one? Try it first.

    Go to internet options
    Delete all temperory internet files
    Than try it again it should work
    Also try disk cleanup in safe mode


    When you get cleanup working, you can delete all but most recent restore point. This will free some disk space.
     
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    How and where do I delete old System Restore Points?
    It seems as it saves the Restored Points of the last two months? I can only go back to June. Is this the case for you as well? Did those Restored Points before June got deleted automatically.
     
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    In disk cleanup under more options.
     

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    Doh! :D
     
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    Strange. I have Windows XP with several login accounts. When my dad use his Disk Cleanup, it is no problem. It starts after 5-10 seconds. Anyway I deleted this thing:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress Old Files

    And now Disk Cleanup works in my login account as well. I just wonder, the thing I deleted, does it only affect Compress Old Files on Disk Cleanup or will it affect anything else on my computer?

    I deleted all but most recent System Restore Points and now I have like 2GB more space in my computer! Does it really take so much space?
     
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    You can adjust how much disk space system restore uses in control panel, system, system restore.
     

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