Memory.dmp is too large

By Prasanna1976
Jan 16, 2006
  1. Hi,

    For the first time my Xseries 345 server rebooted while its working. And its one of the main servers we have and all the users lost thier work. I checked all the event logs and i found that there was a memory dump. Unfortunatly the Memory.dmp is 3gb. And I am not sure how to open that and find the exact problem. Please advice me.
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    mmm, it is better to purge that memory dump and start the fresh state again... it will take forever to find the problem... :)
  3. Prasanna1976

    Prasanna1976 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. I can purge that memory dump. But how can I start it fresh again.
  4. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994


    If you want to find out the root cause of the crash, you have to analyze the full memory dump.

    Install Windows Debugging Tools
    1) Create folder c:\symbols
    2) Download and install the
    3) Locate your latest memory.dmp file- C:\windows\memory.dmp
    4) open a CMD prompt and cd\program files\debugging tools for windows\
    5) type the following stuff:

    c:\program files\debugging tools>kd -z C:\windows\memory.dmp
    kd> .logopen c:\debuglog.txt
    kd> .sympath srv*c:\symbols*
    kd> .reload;!analyze -v;r;!thread;lmnt;.logclose;q

    You now have a debuglog.txt in c:\, open it in notepad and post the content to this thread.
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