defrag paging file

Dell / Xps 1530
February 24, 2009 at 14:59:13
Specs: win vista home prem, 2.3g/ 3g
is there any free, good "paging file" defrag software for vista available that won't mess up anything else on a computer? thanks,

vandal67


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#1
February 25, 2009 at 05:17:47
There used to be a utility from sysinternals, but it does not work properly for Vista, and may cause problems AFAIK.

Don't know of any apart from the paid commercial defragmenters. I don't use Vista anymore, but my colleagues who have it use Diskeeper 2009's boot-time defrag function to defrag the paging file. Diskeeper is great for normal defrag too since it can fix the MFT as well.

One option is to set the pagefile to zero, reboot and defrag *BUT* it may render some systems highly unstable if some apps depend on the PF and do not find it upon reboot.


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#2
February 25, 2009 at 05:24:45
Pagedefrag does not work the way it should work on windows vista, also vista manages the pagefile if it is Auto managed,it recreates at every logon, it will be better to use custom size and location on any other drive then OS drive,

there are commericial applications like PerfectDisk which does the job.


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#3
February 25, 2009 at 05:27:41
The simple answer to your question won't mess up anything else on a computer? is don't do anything. Otherwise try PageDefrag by M$ Sysinternals. This program will run on XP (32-bit) and higher (32-bit).

i_Xp/VistaUser


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February 25, 2009 at 11:47:11
thanks for all the input.

vandal67


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