I am using Eraser 6.0.6 on Windows XP with SP3 on a Dell with a Celeron chip that runs at 1.1 GHz with 512 MB of RAM. I started an Eraser task on December 31, 2009 at 8:44 AM to erase approximately 1.5 GB of data in approximately 1000 picture files (primarily JPG files) in one directory and all its subdirectories. This task is still running. In the Erase Schedule screen, the status bar for this task is full of green bars and has been for several days. I right-clicked on the task entry in the schedule and clicked on Cancel Task over an hour ago, but it is still running. Do you have any insight as to why the task is still running or how it is best to proceed cancelling the task? Thank you!