This problem pertains to compressing floppies and not HD compression. This I would never do. I have many compressed floppies that I have kept over time containing drivers, small programs, etc. I tried compressing a new floppy and Drivespace3 hangs at the end. In the dialog box a message appears saying, "100% complete". This occurs when I either try to compress a floppy or reformat a floppy using Drivespace3. Here is the problem - the program never finishes; it just hangs at this point. I waited an extra 20 minutes and still nothing. At this point I hit Ctrl/Alt/Delete and nothing happened. The system froze. The only way I could restart my computer was to turn off power and turn back on. At this point the system returned to normal. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks for reading.