Well, I was defragmenting my computer yesterday but I didn't get to finish because I had a blackout in my area. Using this guide on Steam:
1) Right-click My Computer, select Properties.
2) Advanced tab, hit the "Settings' button under the Performance area.
3) Go to the Advanced tab and click the Change button under Virtual Memory.
4) Click on the drive(s) at top with swap file(s) on it/them and select "No paging file" click on through any warnings.
5) Click OK all the way back.
6) It will ask you to reboot.. do so.
7) Now run defrag on the proper drive and/or partition where the new page file will go (see above for what to choose). Defrag is as simple as double-click on My Computer, then right-click/Properties on the desired drive... go to Tools and select Defrag.. run it to completion.
8) Afterwards, go back to My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Performance/Settings, Advanced, Virtual Memory Change button
9) Pick the correct and freshly defragged drive and make the MIN say 1536, MAX 1536 (make both min and max the same size), hit SET. Say OK to the warning it gives you
10) Click OK all the way back and it will force you to reboot. Do so.
Well, when I turned on my computer today when the power came back, all my Steam Source games (HL2, CSS, HL2DM) don't work anymore. When it's loading a game or starting a server, I hear two error sounds and the computer freezes. Would my partial defragmentation have anything to do with it? Or I'm also thinking about the "No Paging file" thing on step 4. Should I reset that to make it work? Or should I finish my defrag? It all worked before with no probs.