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How. Do. You. Force. Windows. To. Create. A. Dump. File. on. System. Freeze.


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#1 Rixanne

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:36 PM

I've read that you can by editing registry keys, but it was some site like 3 years ago.  Computer is freezing/locking up and unresponsive.  I need to force a dump when this happens.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 05:33 AM

Hi Rixanne :)

To force Windows to create a dump file on BSODs, follow the instructions below.

Click on the Start Menu, then right-click on Computer and select Properties. From there, click on Advanced System Settings in the left pane. Click on the third Settings... button, under the Startup and Recovery category. From there, select Small memory dump (256k) in the second drop down list (under Write debugging information) and make sure that the directory is set to %SystemRoot%\Minidump. From there, a minidump file should be created each time you have a BSOD.

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