Please tell me what is wrong with this command

Nisko

Senior Member
#1
"C:\Program Files\Contig\contig.exe -a c:\pagefile.sys"
.....where -a is a switch. This program (Contig) should perform a defrag on the page file.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#3
I believe the -a switch is to analyze notto actually defrag.

-a
If you want to simply see how fragmented a file or files have become, use the -a switch to have Contig analyze fragmentation.

SOURCE: Contig
 


Nisko

Senior Member
#4
I believe the -a switch is to analyze notto actually defrag.

-a
If you want to simply see how fragmented a file or files have become, use the -a switch to have Contig analyze fragmentation.

SOURCE: Contig
That is what I'm trying to do. There is something wrong with the syntax of the command. I get an error message each time I try.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#5
Can we assume you are seeing this error
Code:
C:\Users\johnsmith\Downloads\Contig>contig -a C:\pagefile.sys

Contig v1.6 - Makes files contiguous
Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - [URL="http://www.sysinternals.com"]Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources[/URL]

[COLOR=#ff0000][U][B]The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.[/B][/U][/COLOR]

No files fragmented.
I assume it means pretty much what is says and won't work against a live online pagefile
because when I use it to analyze other files it seems to work OK.
Code:
C:\Users\johnsmith\Downloads\Contig>contig -a C:\windows\windowsupdate.log

Contig v1.6 - Makes files contiguous
Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

C:\windows\WindowsUpdate.log is in 7 fragments

Summary:
     Number of files processed   : 1
     Average fragmentation       : 7 frags/file
 


Nisko

Senior Member
#6
No, this is what I'm 'seeing':

The command in the Target Box is not valid (sic). Sorry, please tell me how to insert a screen capture.

Also, I didn't know you couldn't defrag a live page file - thanks.
 


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