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No Defrag: page file was switched off?

By wasasa66
Apr 2, 2008
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  1. In one of my old posts, I asked about my defrag not working.
    Someone sent an answer saying that they had their page file was switched off. Now, I don't know what a page file is and where it might be living.

    Question: Where would I switch On my page file?

    Any takers?

    Sofar this site has been a huge help to me and my pc adventures.
  2. Everlong18

    Everlong18 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Right click on my computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Settings -> Advanced Tab and at the bottom it has "Virtual Memory". Click change and the page file should be 1.5 times bigger than your total amount of RAM. I think choosing "System Managed Size" will automatically set it to 1.5 times.
  3. transpodata

    transpodata TS Rookie

    In Windows XP,
    right click on "My Computer" (on your desktop)
    then click on "Properties"

    At the "System Properties" window that is shown,
    click on "Advanced", "Settings" button under the "Performance" title

    Click on the "Advanced" tab under "Performance Options"
    Then, click on "Change" under "Virtual Memory"

    Click on "No paging file" to disable paging.

    Reboot the computer.
    Run your defrag program, go through the above steps and select "Custom size" instead of "No paging file". Let the "Initial size" and "Maximum size" be the same number. eg., if your RAM is 512MB, enter 1024 in both the text boxes.

    Click on "Set", then click on "Ok".

    The above procedure should make a contiguous block of disk for the page file, which would allow for faster disk access and thus better performance from your machine.
  4. transpodata

    transpodata TS Rookie

    Btw, what is the defragmenter that you are using?
  5. wasasa66

    wasasa66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    fixed it

    thank you, my husband has not defragged in over 18 months! it worked right away. thanks again.

    I love this place!
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