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Win 98 swap file fragged

By jshaw ·
Hi guys. I have Diskeeper 5.0 and when I get finished degfragging my drive I notice that my swap file (page file, whatever) is still highly defragged. Any advice on how to defrag this?

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by avachon In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

Hi, diskeeper 5.0 can be configured to defrag the drive at bootup (which does a much more thorough job). You'll find directions on that in their help file on the product menu.

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by avachon In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

Hi, usually, in 98, windows handles virtual memory well. I suspect the paging file became so fragmented is because a)it's a single drive and (b it needs to be defragged more often, especially if you install/remove apps. with any frequency. You couldtake the course eliminating the paging file and forcing windows to rebuild it (probably get a blue screen first and then it should boot okay). I'd still try defragging at boot first. Good luck

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by jshaw In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

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by jshaw In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

One other thing, is it recommended to set a "hard" min/max for my page file size in 98 like you would do in NT? What would you suggest for someone who uses it mainly for games and internet?

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by Baziite In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

Move your swapfile to a different drive then defrag your c: drive . Finally move your swapfile back to c: .You can change your swapfile settings from system applet in control panel on performance tab and virtual memory button .You will need to restart the computer before your new swapfile settings take effect .

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by jshaw In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

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by jshaw In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

Ok, and to further clarify, I only have ONE hard drive and one partition, which is pretty full so I can't make another partition.

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by Baziite In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

Go to control panel / system / performance tab / virtual memory . Change the virtual memory setting to manual then move your swapfile to another drive with enough free space . apply the setting and restart your computer . After changing your swapfile to another drive , defrag your c: drive , Finally move your swapfile back to drive c: . Congrats you have done it ......

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by Ruler In reply to Win 98 swap file fragged

I haven't used the software you mention, but something that would be a very ugly fix would be to go into the control panel, disable virtual memory, restart windows, defrag your drive, then re-enable virtual memory and do a final reboot. This would give you a single, contiguous chunk of hard drive space for your swap file.

Setting a minimum size for your swap file would help prevent it from getting fragmented because it wouldn't be constantly hitting the disk for more space, thereby breakingup the file into chunks.

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