If there is a system error that causes the PC to crash due to a problem with the OS or application program during the computer operation, the monitor screen suddenly becomes blue and blue screen.
The cause of the system error is displayed on the blue screen as follows, and the reason why the system error occurred is that the file recorded on the hard disk is a memory dump (crash dump) file.
It’s a clue how to solve a problem for Windows experts, but it’s hard for ordinary users to understand what it is.
On the other hand, this is recognized as an unnecessary file and is subject to deletion of disk cleanup.
When you run Disk Cleanup as shown below, it will scan 1“System error memory dump file“.
Storage location of memory dump file
The memory dump file is saved in the following location.
▼ Presskeys to launch “Run“, and entering 1%SystemRoot%\Minidump, click 2 buton.
▼ The memory dump file is stored in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder on the system drive(C:drive).
Disabling a memory dump file
Users who do not need the memory dump function can easily turn off by the following methods.
▼ As below, presskey to open Run, and enter1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click2 button.
After Windows 10 Creators Update(version 1703), Control panel item disappeared from the right click menu of. You can check how to start the control panel from the following link.
▼ In the Control Panel window, 1Click System.
▼ You can move to the setting place in a simpler way.
▼ As below, presskey to open Run, and enter the following 1CLSID in the text box. Click2 button.
▼ The following System window opens. Click the 1Advanced System Settings.
▼ The System Properties window is displayed. On Advanced tab, click 1of Startup and Recovery of items 1 set , click.
▼ Selecting for 1(none) in the Write debugging information, and clickbutton.
※ Small memory dump (256KB): If the PC crashes due to a system fault, it contains a minimum amount of information useful for identifying the cause of the problem.