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Contiguous Disk Space Needed

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  1. L Henry

    L Henry Thread Starter

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    Running Windows 2000 Pro - 256 RAM -5GB Hard drive. I need to increase the contiguous disk space on the hard drive. There is 1.50 GB of free space available, but the largest contiguous space is 112MB after defragging in safe mode. I need 450 MB or more of contiguous disk space to properly install Norton GoBack.
     
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    I assume you have already done the obvious cleanup like deleting temp files, history, system restore points, etc. There are a couple of other things that might help.

    Disable hibernation and delete your hiberfil.sys file. Also disable virtual memory, reboot, and then delete your pagefile.sys. Defrag again. When done, re-enable virtual memory and set it to a fixed size about 1-1/2 times the amount of RAM you have. (Windows will recreate the pagefile).
     
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    You can also run a 3rd party defrag utility, and you can use Contig v1.53 to defrag files that can't be done by the standard Windows utility. Truthfully, I'd be more inclined to use a real disk imaging utility and forget about GoBack, it's frequently a very troublesome application.
     
  4. L Henry

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    How do I : (1)disable Hibernation and (2) locate hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys. I have no experience working with system files. Is there high risk that I will disable my system?
     
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    Control Panel, Power Options, Hibernate tab. uncheck Hibernate.

    I wouldn't delete the paging file, since more than once I've seen XP get confused if it had one and it was deleted.
     
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