My windows xp paging file of 1.5G had over a thousand fragments, so I realised it was about time I did something about it. Unfortunately a boot time defrag (Diskkeeper 10) reported it was unable to do anything about it, even though I a) have 26% free space on my 66G main partition, and b) had done a mostly succesful normal defragment immediately before the boot time defragment.
The attached screen shot shows why. All the green indicates that there are small system files scattered all over my disk, preventing the creation of large continguous files, such as what I need for my page file. They are also the reason why I still have, as you can see, one other large file which is still fragmented. That's just archive.pst, so it's not a big deal. But the page file is a problem.
You may also notice that there is no yellow, i.e. I don't have a page file right now. That's because seeing as I can't defrag it, I have just removed it. I will create it again now, and presumably although it will still be fragmented, it won't be in a thousand bits.
My question, though, is what are the small green system files, and what can I do to move them out of the way?