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I have run Defraggler many times and it will not defrag pagefile.sys file. If anyone knows how to get this done please contact me by email. This is a fairly large file 4.1 gigs. I am running Windows XP Home Edition.......

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You cannot defrag c:\pagefile.sys because it's locked by the Operating System you will need to use a boot cd like BartPE to gain exclusive access to the file or alternative run Sysinternals PageDefrag (once only).

Even if you could run Defraggler under BartPE it's coded not to touch c:\pagefile.sys (still unsure why though) however to remove this limitation you need to edit Defraggler.exe and modify the unicode string "pagefile.sys" stored twice.

Alternative you could use Sysinternals Contig running under BartPE to defrag pagefile.sys which is just as effective.

 

pagefile_bartpe.jpg

:D

 

Richard S.

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You cannot defrag c:\pagefile.sys because it's locked by the Operating System you will need to use a boot cd like BartPE to gain exclusive access to the file or alternative run Sysinternals PageDefrag (once only).

Even if you could run Defraggler under BartPE it's coded not to touch c:\pagefile.sys (still unsure why though) however to remove this limitation you need to edit Defraggler.exe and modify the unicode string "pagefile.sys" stored twice.

Alternative you could use Sysinternals Contig running under BartPE to defrag pagefile.sys which is just as effective.

 

pagefile_bartpe.jpg

:D

 

Richard S.

 

 

I thought I recognized that username... fellow sysinternals forum member.

 

Oh, btw redhawk- convert c: /fs:ntfs :)

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