View Full Version : How does one defrag the Win2K Pagefile?
11-03-2003, 08:33 PM
Aighty, Norton SystemWorks went kaput on my laptop and I have since switched to Diskeeper Pro. Btw, this is the laptop that I used in the thread "Marginal Tweaks for Win2K." In anycase, I have heavy pagefile fragmentation but have no idea how to defrag it because Diskeeper won't do it. It only displays how much fragmentation there is. With that in mind, I tried some freeware stuff online to defrag the pagefile but the apps I used kept saying not enough free space on disk to defrag the pagefile. I'm using a pretty small HD so I only have about 645MB left on C. How much space do I need to be able to defrag the pagefile? And does anyone have any good apps to do that kind of work?
I may be uninformed, but doesn't restarting the computer wipe the page file? I have read this a couple of times, and it makes sense because why would you want to keep swapped memory after you have restarted and begun a new session.
PerfectDisk 6.0 (http://www.raxco.com) is what you should be using. (hmm..seems like their site is down right now - check later).
Only 50 bucks for a license. Does "Smart Placement" defrags (places files logically by modification frequency) as well as offline / boot time defrag (defrags page files, system files). Diskkeeper (Windows built-in defragger) really blows compared to this. One of my drives has like 1 GB left of space. Diskkeeper says it needs 5% of the drive space to defrag. PerfectDisk defragged and smart placed no problem. It's really cool. Download the demo.
11-04-2003, 12:10 AM
without third party apps your only bet is to destroy the swap file and rebuild it.
i try to make a whole partition just for swap when i set up machines. the performance gain ins't anything huge (non-existent in all actuality) but it does help stop fragmentation of other drives.
01-16-2006, 01:00 PM
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