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    W2000 and Scan DIsk

    Hi - I wonder if anyone might know what I could do. The problem is that Scan Disk hangs-up and will not run. I have downloaded all updates through Service pack 4. The system is an IBM thnkpad a31 with P3-800mhz. Disk is split into 2 partitions, each with 40 gig. Memory is 512K.

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    Re: W2000 and Scan DIsk

    In the NT/2k/XP world ScanDisk does not exist. It is Chkdsk. How are you trying to run it? Are you trying to scan the system partition? Does it even ask you to select any options? If so, what options did you select?

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    Re: W2000 and Scan DIsk

    Yes, you are correct. My fingers were moving faster than my brain. The program that is hanging up is "disk clean-up".

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    Re: W2000 and Scan DIsk

    You can perform all tasks another ways:

    1. "Downloaded Program Files" - open Windows Explorer, navigate to "C:WINNTDownloaded Program Files" and delete all/part/none of folder content
    2. "Temporary Internet Files" - From Control Panel (or from Tools menu in Internet Explorer) select Internet Options, then from Temporary Internet Files section click Delete Files button (you can also choose "Delete all offline content option on pop-up window - see p.5)
    3. "Recycle Bin" - right-click Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and from pop-up menu select "Empty recycle bin"
    4. "Temporary Files" - open Windows Explorer and delete all/part/none of files in Temp folders (C:WINNTTEMP, "Cocuments and Settings<your username>Local SettingsTemp - this folder is hidden - and other folders you set as TEMP and TMP folders in your environment variables).
    5. "Temporary Offline Files" - see p.2
    6. "Offline Files" - see p.2
    7. "Compress old files" - I would strongly recommend DO NOT use this option. Instead you can use an archiver as WinZip or WinRAR to compress your old data files and Export (Backup) option to archive your personal folders from your mail client (Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Notes etc).
    8. "Catalog files for the Content Indexer" - if you do not use huge databases on servers through your network, it is better to stop Indexing Service on your computer (disabled by default).

    After you clean unnecessary files, it is better to check your hard drive (Start | Run, type CHKDSK /F and hit Enter, confirm and reboot your computer), and then defragment all partitions.

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    Re: W2000 and Scan DIsk

    You can use this registry hack to eliminate the function and the problem.

    DISK CLEANUP TOOL
    Disk Cleanup Tool Slow when "Compressing Old Files" choice available
    Run regedit.
    Navigate to the following Registry key:
    HKEY LOCAL MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplo rerVolumeCaches
    Simply delete the "Compress old files" Registry key.

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    Re: W2000 and Scan DIsk

    Thanks all for your help. Will regedit out the "compressed file" pass.

    David

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