How to generate full memory dumps? (My system crashes with a blue screen - BSOD)

In order to generate full memory dumps, please follow the steps below:

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel;

2. Open System and click on Advanced System Settings;

3. Click on the Advanced tab and then press the Settings button from Start up and Recovery;

4. Please select Complete Memory Dump from the 'Write debugging information' drop-down list

5. Make sure that the 'Automatically restart' option is checked;

6. Make sure that the 'Overwrite any existing file' option is checked;

7. Click the OK button twice to save the changes made;

7. Once the blue screen occurs again a .dmp file is generated in C:\\Windows folder.

Please follow the steps below in order to be able to see the created dumps:


- go to your 'Control Panel' and open 'Folder Options';

- then go to the 'View' tab and perform the changes listed below:

* check 'Display contents of system folders'

* check 'Show hidden files and folders'

* uncheck 'Hide file extensions for known file types'

* uncheck 'Hide protected operating system files'

- click 'Apply' and then 'OK' to exit.

NOTE: On Microsoft Windows Vista you will apply the same steps except for selecting 'Display contents of system folders'.


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