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dave
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reply to ez2cy

Re: [WIN7] Memory dump

%systemroot% is a symbol that means "where the OS is installed", and it is usually C:\Windows, though need not be. Using the symbol makes the setting independent of the name chosen by whoever installed the OS.

So, leave it as it is, and your minidump files will be in C:\Windows\Minidump


ez2cy

join:2008-03-05

Ok...but that's the point....no files are going to Minidump period. I found how to stop the auto reboot so I can read the whole blue screen.

But...as I said, it's happened this evening a few times and no files after in minidump.

I'll wait for it to happen again I guess


dave
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said by ez2cy:

But...as I said, it's happened this evening a few times and no files after in minidump.

AH, I missed that it had crashed after you'd switched to the minidump setting.

Weird.

The only reasons I can think that might happen involve disk problems: failure to read the crash handler code, or failure to write the dump to disk.

Ah, do you have a page file on C: ? Certainly with full dumps, the dump is written to the page file, and then copied out to the final file after reboot (all this because you don't want a messed-up system doing complicated stunts like creating files). Minidumps are likely handled the same way though I am uncertain of that.