Bsod and minidump

KendallJ

New Member
I have been getting some BSOD recently and I created a minidump folder but I must have done something wrong bc all the files get converted to a notepad file. from what I've read, that is the wrong type of file and people cannot read the file to help me see what's wrong. how do I go about fixing that?
 

kemical

Windows Forum Admin
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Hi,

See if your settings are set thus:

Open the run application.
Type sysdm.cpl in the run box and click ok.
Look across the top of the system properties box for 'Advanced' and click that.
Look for 'Startup and Recovery' near the bottom and click 'settings'.
Near the bottom you'll see a drop down menu under the heading 'write debugging information'.
In the drop down menu choose ' small memory dump (256KB)'
Under 'small dump directory' make sure it says %SystemRoot%\Minidump.
Click ok and your good to go.

If you do manage to get a dump file please post and we'll take a look.
 

KendallJ

New Member
Hi,

See if your settings are set thus:

Open the run application.
Type sysdm.cpl in the run box and click ok.
Look across the top of the system properties box for 'Advanced' and click that.
Look for 'Startup and Recovery' near the bottom and click 'settings'.
Near the bottom you'll see a drop down menu under the heading 'write debugging information'.
In the drop down menu choose ' small memory dump (256KB)'
Under 'small dump directory' make sure it says %SystemRoot%\Minidump.
Click ok and your good to go.

If you do manage to get a dump file please post and we'll take a look.
I have had that set up for a while but all my files get changed into a note pad and then it doesn't work and nobody can view it.
 

kevinjohn

New Member
A Windows minidump is a small file that is saved to your computer each time the computer stops unexpectedly, for example when you get a BSoD. This file is stored in the C:\Windows\minidump or C:\Winnt\minidump directory depending on your version of Windows.
 
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