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System Error Memory Dump Files


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#1 Jeff231

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:08 PM

Hello,

Every time I run disk cleanup I get 428MB of system error memory dump files. I select it for it to be deleted but after doing so, and running disk cleanup immediatly after and after reboot, it's still there at 428MB. Does anyone know why this is happening?

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:48 PM

It's not really necessary to delete these memory dumps anyway. Most PC's are never cleaned out, and run just fine. Besides, with it only taking up 428MB, it really isn't an issue.

What may be happening is this: Windows reserves 428MB of disk space for memory dumps, and when you clean out the ones that are there, the 428MB is still reserved. Now this is just speculation, but it could be true.

What program are you using to do the cleanups?
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:35 PM

Thanks for the reply. I agree 428MB isn't much space, but I was just curious why it was doing this. I was just using the normal "Disk Cleanup" in the start menu for Windows 7.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:45 PM

I see. Try Ccleaner, and see if they remain after using it. Make sure you pay attention to what boxes are checked not only on the Windows tab, but also on the Applications tab, as it will wipe out all your internet history and everything unless you tell it not to. (I like to keep my history to find websites than I couldn't find or remember otherwise). Just do not use the Registry cleanup that is built into Ccleaner for reasons mentioned here.

But yeah, see if that takes care of it. If not, just don't worry about it. :huh:
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:40 PM

Are you referring to files in C:\Windows\Minidump folder?

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