View Full Version : Drag swap file?

11-07-2002, 04:50 PM
Hi people,
Came across this little piece of info, your advise is apprecated and comments.:

Although the Disk Defragmenter utility speeds up file access, it doesn't defrag your swap file, which is the file Windows uses as virtual memory.
You can get additional performance gains by disabling your swap file, defragging your disk, then re-enabling the swap file.
The new swap file will be effectively defragged and therefore faster.
To do so:
Right-click on My Computer
Select Properties
Select the Performance tab, then Virtual Memory
Select the "Let me specify my own virtual memory settings"button,
Select Disable Virtual Memory.
Click OK, then OK again.
After defragging, follow the same procedure above, but this time select "Let Windows manage my virtual memory setting."

Ok done that and I got scared of a warning about might not be able to restart the computer. So proceed to do nothing until Help arrives.

Any help please. :)

11-07-2002, 04:55 PM
depends on os and ram size. for win98/me you MUST have more than 32 meg otherwise pc will not startup in normall mode. if that happens you can boot into safe mode and enable the swapfile from there.

Elwin Way
11-07-2002, 08:28 PM
Norton Utilities got a thing that defrags the swap file.