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Defragmenting pagefile.sys

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Hi,
 I am trying to defragment a badly fragmented
pagefile on my computer. I only have one volume
(i.e. one hard disk) so I cannot copy the pagefile
elsewhere.

Can you tell me how to defragment the pagefile?
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Question by:cpower
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In a word: You can't!

Only workaround:

1. Turn of the swapfile
2. Defrag Disk
3. Reinitialize Swap

Best long term solutions

Use a _dedicated_ partition for swap... or better yet, do as i have done and use a dedicated harddisk for the job.
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by:cpower
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How do I turn off the swap file.

Is it just a metter of setting it to 0?
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by:j2
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Precisely, i THINK that NT will remove the file automatically.. otherwise you can delete it upon next bootup.


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Precisely, i THINK that NT will remove the file automatically.. otherwise you can delete it upon next bootup.


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by:cpower
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Thanks for that, sounds good to me?

Ciao :)
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