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Like to post minidump but it is 332kb

By aljodo
Mar 9, 2011
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  1. The forum limit for a minidump is 200kb and mine are 330kb. Why am I so special? How do I post it or get it to someone to read. I can not read it.

    My machine will run for hours and then shut down. Lately the last two times it has shut down, rebooted and then froze on the bios screen. I force a shutdown and it reboots fine. Will go for hours or days and then a shutdown. the machine sits idle most of the time. I have done memtest, cleaned dust and all the suggestions.

    Now if i could post the minidump perhaps someone would read if for me and send me to another area How do I post a large minidump. Thanks, Al.

    Thank you,
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Do the following to enable Minidump Files to be created for XP:

    1. Right click My Computer > click Properties > click Advance tab

    2. The Advance Screen at the bottom right has Error Reporting. Click this on.

    3. Click Enabled error reporting and also check both boxes underneath: Windows operating system and Programs.

    4. Now click Choose Programs and click All Programs. Then click Okay and that screen will close. At the next screen click Okay and that will close.

    5. You are back to the Advance screen. Find the Start up and Recovery which has underneath it System startup, system failure, and debugging information. Click the Settings box.

    6. Another screen will open. You want the System failure section. Enable all three boxes.

    7. Under these boxes is Write debugging information. Choose the option Small memory dump (64kb). Click OK and that screen will close.

    8. Click OK one more time and you'll be finished. Now the ability for your system to write minidumps should be enabled.

    For Windows 7:

    1. Go to the Control Panel, choose 'System And Security', and then click 'System', and then click the 'Advanced System Settings' link.

    2. In the opened window, click the 'Advanced' tab and then inside the 'Startup And Recovery' frame, click the 'Settings' button.

    3. In the opened 'Startup And Recovery' window, there is 'Write Debugging Information' section. You should set the combo-box in this section to 'Small memory dump', and then click 'ok' to confirm the change.

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