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Cancelling creation of a user-mode process dump doesn't appear to work RRS feed

  • Question

  • On Windows 7 64-bit I followed the instructions in KB article 931673 to create a user-mode process dump. The process was over 2GB in size and when I realised it would take a long time I clicked Cancel.

    I expected my machine to become responsive again but instead it remained under heavy load. In the Task Manager process list, I could see the I/O Write Bytes column for taskmgr.exe continually increasing. After about 10 minutes my machine responded normally again.

    It appears that Cancel is not really cancelling correctly?

     


    Alex Angas - http://www.alexangas.com/blog
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:15 AM

Answers

  • Hello Alex,

    I'd be happy to take a look at the memory dump if you need to dump the process again. With regard to the cancel of the dump creation this should work without issues.

    Ron Stock - Microsoft Online Community Support

     

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    Friday, September 24, 2010 7:49 PM

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  • Hello Alex,

     

    I understand you’re wanting more information about the cancel process but I was curious why you’re collecting the process dump. Do you have a process that is hanging or causing issues?

     

    Ron Stock - Microsoft Online Community Support

     

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:09 PM
  • Hello Alex,

    I'd be happy to take a look at the memory dump if you need to dump the process again. With regard to the cancel of the dump creation this should work without issues.

    Ron Stock - Microsoft Online Community Support

     

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

     

    Friday, September 24, 2010 7:49 PM