How To Fix Fragmented Virtual Memory
|Computing : Operating Systems|
The Windows Swap File acts as "extra memory" for your
computer when regular RAM (Random Access Memory) is used
up. Sometimes, this virtual memory can get fragmented on
your hard drive, causing slowdowns! To remedy this there
are three solutions.
1) Copy the swap file to an empty disk and de-fragment the
file. Then copy it back. This can be dangerous and somewhat
risky. I do not recommend this!
2) Delete the swap file and let Windows reallocate it. I do
not recommend this, either! This might cause your system to
freeze up or not to boot.
3) Buy a third party product and let it defrag the swap
file. This is probably the best solution because it allows
a de-fragmentation of the swap file with minimal danger to
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