Friday, January 15, 2010

Crash dump file missing with Windows 7

Yes, even Windows 7 can crash. And one may want to know why. Looking for .dmp file you may be very surprised: the .dmp file won't be saved on the local disk.

It is not a bug - it is the new feature in Windows 7.

After hours spent to locate the reason, found following article @ OSR: one of my favorite sources regarding Windows kernel.

"By setting the \HKLM\System\CCS\Control\CrashControl\AlwaysKeepMemoryDump DWORD value to 1 you will guarantee that you will always have a crash dump file after crashing the system."

Set the registry key an enjoy!

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