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02-Dec-2006, 03:49 PM #1
Disk Cleanup Utility Frozen
When I try to run Disk Cleanup, the message comes up, "Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space.............." but the progress bar is frozen at about 10% and nothing happens.
How do I unfreeze it so the utility will run?
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02-Dec-2006, 04:07 PM #2
Runb online scanners for starters....that is most likely virus spyware or both protecting itself. and
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02-Dec-2006, 04:32 PM #3
That's a common problem with Disk Cleanup. Here's what Microsoft says to do;en-us;823302;Q812248&fr=1

Here's some more info about it

Another option is to get Ccleaner which does the same thing only much faster. Don't run the 'Issues' section of Ccleaner unless you have experience with registry cleaners.
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