Windows 2000, by default, will place the paging file on the boot partition where the operating system is installed....
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However, placing the paging file on the boot partition does not optimize performance, because Windows NT and Windows 2000 have to perform disk I/O on both the system directory and the paging file.
Therefore, the following steps can be taken to optimize paging file performance:
- Place the paging file on a different partition than the operating system files.
- Place the paging file on a different physical hard disk than the operating system files.
- Spread the paging file across multiple hard disks.