System cleanup - my best friend - has now decided it will freeze @ approx four blue sections along. Whether I leave it for several hours, or start again, result the same. My first thought, a corrupted file, so I tried SFC , which produces a lot of flickering hourglass, and nothing else. Can anyone suggest a cause, and a cure,for either or both, please?
Thanks BH34 - tried that before I posted here. that just results in diskclean up not working at all! something else wrong here, I think. I'm sure I've used a utility which checks whether files have been changed and offers to repair/replace, but I can't quite remember?
1. Click Start, and then click Run. 2. Type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER. 3. Locate, and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches 4. On the File menu, click Export, and then click Desktop, type VolumeCaches in the File name box, and then click Save.
Note This step creates a backup of the VolumeCaches registry key. If you experience any problems after you complete the steps that are listed in this procedure, you can use this backup to restore the VolumeCaches key to its original state. To restore the key, double-click the VolumeCaches.reg file on your desktop, and then click Yes. 5. Expand the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Volume Caches 6. Delete the Compress old files registry key. 7. Quit Registry Editor.