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    Memory Dumps in Windows

    Okay... mock me if you will but where the heck does Windows XP store the "full memory dumps" it does when a BSOD occurs?

    Basically I need to email a few to a contact so they can narrow down the problem with a driver file that keeps crashing both systems I have at home.

    So.. anyone know ?

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    %systemroot%\memory.dmp I think?

    So default for XP is c:\windows\memory.dmp

    Check properties of My Computer / Advanced tab / Startup and Recovery (Settings)

    Dump file options are at the bottom of that property page.
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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649

    Cheers for all the help

    I've got to go and be a guinea pig again as I've removed the NAM software that controls the nforce4 hardware firewall as with both XP and MCE 2005 I'm getting a lot ( more than 2 a day ) of IRQ_LESS_THAN_EQUAL errors pointing to NvTCP.sys and nvNAM.sys.

    Fingers crossed the full dumps I'll be doing should help nvidia fix it

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    also in control panel - Administrative Tools - Event Viewer - system tab

    the save dumps are usually event 1001

    but i dunno how you can debug them, i wanna know why my pc crashed etc but dunno how.

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