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Defraggler shows Page File blocks on Drive Map - but there is no Page File allocation on this drive

Windows XP
The main drive with the OS was getting quite full.  At that, the page file allocation was on another drive already.
I added a new drive and moved a big directory onto it - leaving 45% free on the OS drive.
The OS drive was by then *very* fragmented.
So, I ran Defragger a couple of times.  It shows a whole lot of randomly scattered gold-colored blocks which mean "Page File".  Seems very odd and seems to get in the way of a good defrag.  Defrag reports 6% but the drive map shows not nearly enough contiguous "Empty" space with all those "Page File" blocks in there.
I ran chkdsk
I ran Windows defrag. Which doesn't show the Page File blocks at all.
I ran Defragger again.  Still shows the gold-colored Page File blocks all over the place.  And the defrag seems hampered by something - so I suspect those Page File blocks.
There's a small DOS partition that has none of this and defrags very nicely.
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Fred Marshall
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Fred Marshall
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dbruntonCommented:
Well look for pagefile.sys and delete it.

In Windows Explorer you might have to go Tools --> Folder Options --> View --> Show Hidden Files And Folders --> OK to see hidden files.

If you can't see it then at the command line try

attrib -r   -a   -s   -h   X:\pagefile.sys
del X:\pagefile.sys

where X: is the drive it is on.
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Fred MarshallAuthor Commented:
Deleting pagefile.sys on that drive.
And then rebooting
Did it!!

Thanks!
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Fred MarshallAuthor Commented:
Thanks again!
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