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how do you get a full memory dump on Seven RRS feed

  • Question

  • from what I see, only small and kernel dump are available, is there a way to get a full one, or to enable this possibility somewhere in the registry or GP ? thanks.
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 1:02 PM

Answers

  • If your machine has more than 2 GB of RAM, the complete dump option is not available from the user interface. You can set this type of dump via the registry, though:

    Overview of memory dump file options for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649/en-us

    (See the section Registry values for startup and recovery.)

    Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 2:30 PM
    Answerer

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  • Hi,

    follow this guide from cluberti :

    http://www.msfn.org/board/creating-memory-dumps-t130005.html

    André
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Saturday, December 26, 2009 5:32 PM
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 2:02 PM
  • If your machine has more than 2 GB of RAM, the complete dump option is not available from the user interface. You can set this type of dump via the registry, though:

    Overview of memory dump file options for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649/en-us

    (See the section Registry values for startup and recovery.)

    Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 2:30 PM
    Answerer
  • thanks for the feedback guys, someone on another forum gave me this tip:

    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl
    Value: CrashDumpEnabled
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1
    so I changed the value from 2 to 1 and I now have "complete memory dump" added in the list. OK this said I got 3 GB of RAM and this will/would make a huge file, now I see why this was disabled by default.
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 3:52 PM
  • Also be sure your paging file is at least 1MB larger than the total physical memory in your machine or the crash cannot be captured.
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:25 AM