whenever i try to defrag my HDD using the standard Windows defrag-tool, my computer emits a ticking sounds (same as the constant reboot sound) and after that, I get a blue screen of death.
Fortunately, this is only the case when the tool tries to defrag the file "WindowsUpdate.log": I've been defragging for several hours (guess it was about time i defragged once more ) , without any probs.
What i've done to solve this problem:
- defrag in safe mode=> same result
- use a prog called 'PageDefrag'=> crashed while defragging the file "PageFile.sys" (i think)
To recreate the pagefile, go to the Control panel and System. And then choose the Advanced tab and then click the Settings button of the Performance. There choose the Advanced tab again and then click the Change button at virtual memory. There first choose no pagefile and then restart your system and then set the pagefile again to a fixed size to avoid windows resizing the pagefile which might degrade the performance a little. Hope this helps, good luck.
Yes, but if you have a lot of ram 2GB + you can even disable it, but it's better to have it just in case. I also recommend putting the pagefile in another drive than the drive where your OS is installed to increase the performance.