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Defragment the Windows registry

It's no secret that some defragmenters prefer to ignore the registry also other system data in their work. As a rule, this results from their ongoing employment of the service processes, which results in the files being blocked by the operating system.

Of course, many of our readers can importantly parry that their newfangled Windows XP is able to optimize system data on its own. I agree. But, as you know, the breadth of our publications under the heading "RTFM" is not limited to one operating system, so we will look for a more universal solution.

Following the principle of "Search, find also do not give up," we managed to find a suitable utility called PageDefrag. The brainchild of Mark Russinovich (Mark Russinovich) takes only 96 kb on the disk, does not require installation, and can work from the command line. In addition, the program optimizes not only the registry also system data, but also the swap file also hibernate-files.

As shown in the screenshot, PageDefrag informs the user about the fragmented files also provides for the selection of a couple of work modes: one-time defragmentation at the next boot of the operating system (Defragment at next boot) or optimization at each Windows start (Defragment every boot). To disable the final version, use the Do not defragment (uninstall) option.

Pay attention that selecting optimization at each boot of the system, it is possible to set the time-out (in seconds) during which it is allowed to manually cancel the defragmentation process.

And also the final moment. Work at PageDefrag is responsible, therefore any unforeseen malfunction during the time of its functioning can lead to rather deplorable consequences. In order not to sweat bitter tears, it will be useful to create a backup copy of the registry. do this in several ways:

1. Export using the Registry Editor (Start -> Run ... -> regedit), or by typing regedit / E c: \ all.reg on the command line, copy all registry branches to the all.reg file.

2. Use the backup program also to resume the system (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Data Archiving), which is included in the standard delivery of many Windows operating systems.

3. Adopt any specialized program, for example, jv16 PowerTools 2005.