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purecomedy
12-30-04, 01:49 PM
I notice that Norton Speeddisk and the native Windows defragger will not move the Windows XP pagefile to the front of the drive (or to a place of your choosing, or in a perfect world move it to the "optimal" place)...

Are there any good defraggers that will deal with this issue? As far as I know defragmenters leave it alone as part of the "safety" of NT based OS's. I'm wondering if somebody has figured out a way to move the pagefile safely in the defrag process essentially.

YARDofSTUF
12-30-04, 03:43 PM
could always disable the page file an then defrag and turn on the page file again.

earthmofo
12-30-04, 03:46 PM
As far as I know there isn't one that will move the page file. If you have large drive make a partition the size of the page file and and move it there setting the min/max to the partition size.

Ghosthunter
12-30-04, 03:52 PM
could always disable the page file an then defrag and turn on the page file again.

that is what I do

Ghosthunter
12-30-04, 03:54 PM
As far as I know there isn't one that will move the page file. If you have large drive make a partition the size of the page file and and move it there setting the min/max to the partition size.


winternals does

morbidpete
12-30-04, 04:15 PM
i use barts win pe when i defrag..this way not a signle file on the hdd is being used...

purecomedy
12-30-04, 04:48 PM
could always disable the page file an then defrag and turn on the page file again.

This is actually exactly what I DON'T want. This will result in the pagefile being put at the slowest part of the drive in most cases.

My goal is for it to be on a fast part of the drive.

I think creating a partition for it may be the way to go.

Andrzej
12-30-04, 05:30 PM
:D ...I think creating a partition for it may be the way to go...
in case
if the same w|r head is used for both partitions : PageFile's & OS's
virtual memory can slow down (due to needs head's movements).
IMO above is the main reason to try PageFile partition's settings on :
second plate (my favorite)
or second hdd (I hate it !)
or second hdd controller (means independent from OS's hdd)

BTW ...move it to the "optimal" place... still is unclean

mnosteele52
12-30-04, 05:49 PM
PerfectDisk will move and optimize your pagefile during a boot time defrag.

:)

YARDofSTUF
12-30-04, 06:08 PM
I'm more interested in registry defragers

mnosteele52
12-30-04, 10:11 PM
I'm more interested in registry defragers

There are 2 that I use, NTRegOpt (http://home.t-online.de/home/lars.hederer/erunt) & PageDefrag (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pagedefrag.shtml).


:thumb:

YARDofSTUF
12-30-04, 10:14 PM
There are 2 that I use, NTRegOpt (http://home.t-online.de/home/lars.hederer/erunt) & PageDefrag (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pagedefrag.shtml).


:thumb:


nice!

Joint Chiefs of Staff
12-31-04, 03:01 AM
There are 2 that I use, NTRegOpt (http://home.t-online.de/home/lars.hederer/erunt) & PageDefrag (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pagedefrag.shtml).


:thumb:
Both work great

TonyT
12-31-04, 07:35 AM
Putting the page file on a separate partition won't make much of a performance change UNLESS the partition is on a separate (2nd) hard drive. Best to just let windows manage the page file in the longrun.

Cypher
12-31-04, 07:59 AM
Putting the page file on a separate partition won't make much of a performance change UNLESS the partition is on a separate (2nd) hard drive. Best to just let windows manage the page file in the longrun.
:nod:

Static on the system drive and dynamic on seperate physical drive. This yeilds the best results since each has it's perks.

Steele nailed the software right on. You could flatten, defrag and rebuild it much like YoS suggested too. :nod:

purecomedy
01-01-05, 11:03 PM
There are 2 that I use, NTRegOpt (http://home.t-online.de/home/lars.hederer/erunt) & PageDefrag (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pagedefrag.shtml).


:thumb:

I have used the pagedefrag before and believe all it does it make sure the pagefile is 1 continuous file. I don't think it places it on the optimal part of the drive.

I will try this Perfect Disk Program to see how it does.

HeddaLora
01-13-05, 07:29 PM
I think Diskeeper (http://www.executive.com) will take care of this, as well. It has some other features that PerfectDisk doesn't have, that I liked enough to buy it finally.

purecomedy
02-02-05, 10:56 PM
I've tried PerfectDisk and am relatively impressed with the improved performance on boot after it shuffled more of the file involved in the boot to the faster part of the disk. In my mind, the difference is noticable compared to Norton Speed Disk.