How to Setup a Windows Machine for Full Memory Dump
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How to Setup a Windows Machine for Full Memory Dump

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Article ID: 286452

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Issue/Introduction

To configure Windows for a Full Memory Dump.

Environment

  • All Products
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions

Resolution

  1. Open Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery > Settings and verify:
    • Write debugging information: Complete Memory Dump.
    • Dump file: Path specified exists and has enough free space.
  3. Select OK to set, then Apply in the System Properties page

Additional Information

  • A full memory dump provides support with more visibility into the cause of the crash or cause of high memory usage
  • minidumps generally do not provide enough information to get a root cause