If you have more then 1 drive(partition) w/ the space I believe you can put the pagefile on the other drive and then reboot ... defrag drive that had pagefile on it origanlly then move page file back to that drive
I use System File Defragmenter V2.21 (sys internals).
I have 4 partitions. I have set my swap file (Page file) on E: as the drive is only 1.5 gig. It is my smallest drive. I set pagefile as minimum 2 meg to 1400 meg on that drive and every boot it defragments it and it still stays on E: even if I delete it every-know-n-again.
My system is better working when System File Defragmenter V2.21
\the pagefile is always contiguous once you defrag it, it can't get fragmented once you defrag the file, that's an old myth, and it is not possible no matter where you read that it is
when your needs grow, (which it will if you are a member of any teck forum) as you load more programs and do more and more with your box you need expansion there as a safety net since it's a benign function unless you need it
to put the information as simply as possible;
the original pf cannot be affected by expansion.,,,this is a fact, not an opinion
when the pf expands, portions are added to it, and the portions are obviously not contiguous, and this is how the myth began
but, the expanded portions are discarded on reboot...obviously, your pagefile must be in the same condition on reboot as it was before expansion, so expansion kept you going at no price
as far as the manual method of creating a pagefile, it's simple enough through the interface, you have to go into your pagefile applet, set it to zero, reboot, defrag,
then you need to set a proper pf, and reboot again
this will sometimes not work however
the best method is to simply use the free utility I have been touting all these years, or one of the professional defragers will also do the trick
any other questions, (as well as this one) are discussed with great detail on this board.
if you are enamored with pagefile info, do a search on this board, and you will have some fun
Sinatra, welcome to our board, look forward to seeing more of your posts
is this the thread that will never die? Looks like that KB article is fresh... but you only need the first pagefile for STOP error debugging? Did I skim read, or is it best to simply have one pagefile on the second partition? Someone put me straight.... (*thinks* time for bed!)
Originally posted by MainframeGuy is this the thread that will never die? Looks like that KB article is fresh... but you only need the first pagefile for STOP error debugging? Did I skim read, or is it best to simply have one pagefile on the second partition? Someone put me straight.... (*thinks* time for bed!)