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Old 21st June 2007, 20:58   #1
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My laptop HDD is NTFS and i just for the first time ran disc cleanup lol and it took like 5 mins to open the disc cleanup. It hanged on "Compressed old files". I have turned off the compression on the drive and even after the window opened and i click cleanup it stuck on "Cleaning Compressed Old Files" for around 10 mins +. Is this normal for NTFS.

Also should i shift back to FAT32 or NTFS ok my hdd is 40 GB
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arre bhai you always end up in trouble
will let you know if its normal
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arre bhai you always end up in trouble
will let you know if its normal
Kya karun teri DOSTI KE SIDE EFFECT HAIN j/k
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NTFS is a better filesystem than FAT32. It more robust & reliable too. Also it has better security features.
AFAIK, you can't convert NTFS to FAT, without formatting.

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Yes Abhibh it is normal behaviour. I learnt this from the sys admin in my office. It usually takes time.
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its normal...dont worry..
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in file clean up the system is asking the user to compress the unused file which are not access for a long time...this is the reason when the system is reading the files it get busy in heavy harddisk activity which make it slow and look that it hang..
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It is normal so Stick to NTFS and get a better tool for disk cleanup and defragment.
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Ya i am gonna stick to NTFS only its faster than FAT32 for me. I have diskeeper for defragment and i installed ccleaner now

Thanks all for clearing it up.
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Kya karun teri DOSTI KE SIDE EFFECT HAIN j/k
arre ab mei kya karu cheers:

and its normal as everybody says

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NTFS is a better filesystem than FAT32. It more robust & reliable too. Also it has better security features.
AFAIK, you can't convert NTFS to FAT, without formatting.
no it can be done i had done it myself but i have forgotten it now its been long time since i did that...why dont you post a query on techenclave
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Run you laptop in safe mode, when your laptop starts press F8 key and the option will come to start in safe mode. in safe mode most of the windows services do not run. it will help in the disk cleanup fast.
search the *.tmp files in c drive and delete all the temp files.

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Hi,

My laptop HDD is NTFS and i just for the first time ran disc cleanup lol and it took like 5 mins to open the disc cleanup. It hanged on "Compressed old files". I have turned off the compression on the drive and even after the window opened and i click cleanup it stuck on "Cleaning Compressed Old Files" for around 10 mins +. Is this normal for NTFS.

Also should i shift back to FAT32 or NTFS ok my hdd is 40 GB
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