Memory dump file of system error, Crash dump file – Windows 10

By | November 14, 2017

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.

[Windows10]Memory dump Crash dump

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 1System error memory dump file“.

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[Windows10]Memory dump Crash dump

Storage location of memory dump file

The memory dump file is saved in the following location.

▼ Press Winodws + X keys to launch “Run“, and entering 1%SystemRoot%\Minidump, click 2OK buton.

[Windows10]Memory dump Crash dump

▼ The memory dump file is stored in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder on the system drive(C:drive).

[Windows10]Memory dump Crash dump

Disabling a memory dump file

Users who do not need the memory dump function can easily turn off by the following methods.

Control Panel

▼ As below, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click2OKbutton.

[Windows10]Windows 10 Creators Update

After Windows 10 Creators Update(version 1703), Control panel item disappeared from the right click menu of Start Button. You can check how to start the control panel from the following link.

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▼ In the Control Panel window, 1Click System.

[Windows10] Memory dump Crash dump

▼ You can move to the setting place in a simpler way.

▼ As below, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter the following 1CLSID in the text box. Click2OKbutton.

explorer shell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}

[Windows10] Memory dump Crash dump

▼ The following System window opens. Click the 1Advanced System Settings.

[Windows10] Memory dump Crash dump

▼ The System Properties window is displayed. On Advanced tab, click 1Settings… of Startup and Recovery of items 1 set , click.

[Windows10] Memory dump Crash dump

▼ Selecting for 1(none) in the Write debugging information, and click OK button.

[Windows10] Memory dump Crash dump

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.

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