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Dumping of Physical memory..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Enfrcr911, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. Enfrcr911

    Enfrcr911 Thread Starter

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    I was playing Msn game and my pc shut down..what is the Dumping of my physical memory?

    is it to many games and play music..is thats why..whats the physical aspect of my shutdown...dont get it.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    When a serious error occurs and the PC restarts, it does a "memory dump" of critical RAM data to a hard disk file, in case a skilled technician needs to examine the file as it may give the cause.

    Its just creating a file of data that may help diagnose the problem, nothing more.

    As to why it crashed, it could be many things, from overheating, faulty memory, a bug in the game program, a virus or trojan, or any of another 1000 things.

    Does it crash often?
     
  3. Enfrcr911

    Enfrcr911 Thread Starter

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    No just like 2 time a month..I checked out microsoft.com on this and basicly dont really know..be something about 1gb over maby on my cd rom..i guess.I was viewing my cd rom file and did the Dumpchk.exe...didnt found much jus a few error and warning files...I left them alone..didnt want to mess with it.
     
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