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Safe Mode Boot And Disk Clean Up Is Sooooooo Slow


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#1 randyrayd

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:36 PM

I am fairly new to Win2k and can't find the answers why booting to safe mode takes so long? I've given up a few times and other times it has actually hung up and I had to do a hard boot by unplugging my computer.

Also Disk Cleanup takes forever to run. SEVERAL minutues of scanning old compressed files to see how much space can be saved.

Is it normal for these processes to take so long? I have just now given up on Disk Cleanup after 7 minutes and it was still calculating how much space it could save.

Thanks,
Randall

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:57 PM

randyrayd:

I can answer part of the problem you are reporting. There is a known issue with Windows 2k and NTFS that causes disk cleanup to take a long time to complete.
Microsoft has a support article that will explain the issue further. - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886219/en-us

I have applied the fixed decribed in the support article on a few computers, and everything worked as expected with Disk Cleanup after that.

Hope that helps,
JC

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:30 PM

Thank you so very much for your help. I'll try this fix.

Randall

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:18 PM

Joshuacat, that's a good find!

randyrayd, be careful when you enter or delete anything in the registry, any mistake could seriously damage you operating system.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:01 AM

Thanks, dc. I don't do much in the registry, but I do a backup before doing so.

You guys seem 2000 savvy, so if you want I'll pass on a command I found for repairing IE if you've installed SP's without going through the process of uninstalling the update and reinstalling later.

Let me know if this would help.


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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:21 AM

be careful when you enter or delete anything in the registry, any mistake could seriously damage you operating system.


That is a good reminder. I should have put that in my earlier post...

You guys seem 2000 savvy, so if you want I'll pass on a command I found for repairing IE if you've installed SP's without going through the process of uninstalling the update and reinstalling later.


You could put this under the Tips and Tricks forum.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/27/tips-and-tricks/

Thanks. :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:40 AM

Done.

And thanks for the help/advice.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 11:23 AM

Joshuacat, the fix worked great! Thank you so much.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 11:50 AM

Thanks for letting us know. :thumbsup:

Take care.
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