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Why will my system not write Minidump Files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Intergalactic, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. Intergalactic

    Intergalactic Thread Starter

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    I have Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit Home Premium with 4 GB RAM.
    Despite correctly setting up my computer (I believe) to generate Minidump Files e.g. Start up and Recovery, Advanced Settings, and allowing plenty of RAM for paging, I do not generate Minidump Files when executing a forced BSOD using a programme called Whocrashed. I search the system for the dump files to no avail. Will someone please help me around this problem? There are two file attachments illustrating my settings in Windows 7. I am trying to resolve a shutdown error 0x0000009F that manifest itself in BSOD. Even when unforced BSODs happen no Minidump Files are produced.
    Thanking the forum in anticipation.
     

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  2. Lance1

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    Uncheck the box Automatically Restart The system should create a dump file. When it does upload it here for review.
     
  3. Intergalactic

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    Lance
    Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond. I followed your instructions and turned off Automatically Restart, unfortunately no mini dump files were produced at all in the system and there is not even a folder in windows. Have you or anyone else any ideas please. This issue is a complete mystery to me.
     
  4. Frank4d

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    I noticed in the program you are using to intentionally crash the system, it asks you to type ACCEPT in all capital letters. Are you doing that?
     
  5. Intergalactic

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    Hello Frank
    Thank you for your response.
    I do use capital letters for ACCEPT and the programme does force a crash. A BSOD evolves and now stays on the screen until I power down. No trace of a mini dump file can be found at all; indeed there is no indication that it is writing one.
     
  6. Frank4d

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    I read in another forum about computers not creating minidump files, and a minidump folder did not exist. Are you able to create a Minidump folder in C:\Windows ?
     
  7. Intergalactic

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    Hello Frank

    I have manually created one in the directory stated, repeated the forced BSOD process and nothing happened. An empty minidump folder exists. I find this incredible as I do not have a hint of what is going on. It seem in an attempt to resolve my 0x0000009F problem I have compounded it with another issue.
     
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