Deleting remains of pagefile
I had slow startup of my winxp-sata-system.
1. I am now using a 2 month old copy of system-partition.
2. after defrag-done with pagefile removed-its says some parts couldnt be defragged. remains of pagefile prevented this. Win-Defrag used.
How can i get rid of these remains? Thanks a lot.
It's really not worth moving the pagefile to another drive. I've tried it and it was a HUGE headache.
I always keep a small pagefile on the system drive and supplement it with a larger pagefile on a faster drive.
De-fragmenting a drive to 100% will not give you a noticeably faster PC - 90% is fine.
Nice you remember the "specialist" in pagefile-management. I have learned quickly after receiving all your tips. No, I am already using systempartitions with everything inside(pagefile, programs).
Has nothing to do directly with the original question but:
Would it help to format my systempartition before copying back the old backup?
the "old" system is already running, much smoothier.
It seems that my 320 SATA-drive will run slowlier than the ide-equivalent after a certain time.
Maybe this is common. Here they are:
WD3200ABYS(SATA-WD RE 3) versus WD3200AAJS (IDE-WD SE)
Maybe i do not yet know all the brakes. One of the newer ones i have learned to use deeper is process explorer. Didnt help much.
aah, i recognized that i had activated ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
Maybe that was one of the brakes which had built up the slow system.
If you format the partition before copying your backup, it will definitely be defragmented.
OK, I didnt format. Maybe a different defragger could help.
Before defragging i had page-files deactivated.
Maybe the other activations (clear pagefile at shutdown etc) interfered.
After all- I still love winxp. I dont have a better alternative. One day i will try-out win7. could run fine on my slow 1.8ghz AMD. 2gb ram ddr. I could update to a 2.0ghz. or another a bit quicker pc. maybe not worth the ram/hdd-investments.
Defragging is not going to give you an appreciable difference in speed. Your CPU is the real bottleneck.
I know that you work with large image files. You could increase your RAM to 4GB, but you must ultimately get a faster CPU.
If you spent as much time working on your images as you do trying to squeeze another 10% performance out of your hard drives, you would be able to afford a new PC. Seriously - you are wasting your time trying to defrag your hard drives for a little improvement.