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Defrag-Problem on separate Swap-Partition

By europanorama ·
i have a windows-millenium-system with several partitions on a 15 gb-drive.
c: boot/win-3gb-1gb free

d: swap-cache/temp-folders 994mb-513 mb free
cache/temp-folder have been setup after a detailed professional instruction.

i have 320 mb sdram

swap-file is fixed 427 min/940 max

i have kicked out nsystemworks with its speedisk.

i have now diskeeper which is working fine. except:
with standard method it will remain fragmented.(system restore is deactivated.) it says i must repeat diskeeperdefrag. but this did not help. same results. last time i tried succesfully with deleting swap-file in safe-mode. then i run diskeeper succesfully.
i was told that if swap is deleted then it will be placed into a slower position. is this also the case if it has its own d-partition?
what are the right steps? btw: my system-p3-500 is running better(also internet) after removal of norton system works. i have now avg and sygate-both professional.

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by TheChas In reply to Defrag-Problem on separat ...

Hi Michael,

Here's what I do when I want to assure that my swap file is fully defragmented.

Choose a drive that does not have the swap file on it.
Defrag this drive.

Change virtual memory settings to use the just defraged drive.

Re-boot.
Defrag the drive where the swap file normally resides.

Change virtual memory settings back to use the swap file drive.

Yes, there are sections of any hard drive that have faster access than others.
One thing that Norton Speeddisk does, is to determine the fastest part of the drive, and then locate the swap file there.

For your setup, there is no specific location on the dedicated swap file drive that will be significantly faster.

Chas

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by OTL In reply to Defrag-Problem on separat ...

If you lock your swap file to 640 upto 800 meg, should be able to defrag that drive. Will keep restarting due to moving swap file but will complete, with max at almost entire drive space you keep running out of room to move files.

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by europanorama In reply to Defrag-Problem on separat ...

hi chas, that is very clever. its the same instruction like the one with two drives!

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