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How do I reduce PageFile size and amount of Reserved MFT space in NT?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by joeAgain------, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. joeAgain------

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    Whenever I run Diskeeper on my NT system, I notice that I have an exceptionally large amount of my hard drive allocated to PageFile, as well as a huge amount of space Reserved for MFT space.

    How do I reduce both of those to more reasonable levels?
     
  2. $teve

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    reduce pagefile:
    conrol panel/system/advanced....performance settings/advanced click on "change".reset to whatever.........you can also change the drive/partition that its located.then ok apply/ok your way back out....re-boot .

    You can change the amount of space NTFS reserves for the MFT by editing:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem

    Add Value name NtfsMftZoneReservation(exactly as typed) as a type REG_DWORD and set the data value. The valid range is 1 - 4.

    1 - The minimum percentage will be used.
    4 - The maximum percentage will be used.


    hope this helps

    ;)
     
  3. joeAgain------

    joeAgain------ Thread Starter

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    Thanks $teve,
    as usually your advise was spot-on accurate.

    It worked like a champ.

    thanks again(I've printed it out to keep in my computer help file)

    jA----
     
  4. $teve

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    your welcome joe;)
     
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