Windows7 mini dump folder absent

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by pamadhilwankalan, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. pamadhilwankalan

    pamadhilwankalan MDL Junior Member

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    sometimes my system crashes just after starting but restarts nicely. today i tried to see mini dump file to know the cause of BSOD. but interestingly there is no folder named mini dump in windows folder. what should i do??? should i manually make a folder in windows directory???
     
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    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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  3. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    Are you getting a BSOD or an automatic restart and assuming you had a BSOD type event? The information on the actual blue screen will give you an error code and a faulting file if there was one. This information is generally more useful than trying to interpret a mini dump.

    Your mini dump file might be hidden.
     
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  4. pamadhilwankalan

    pamadhilwankalan MDL Junior Member

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    no. mini dump folder is not hidden i checked
     
  5. jokubelis

    jokubelis MDL Novice

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    what are you startup and recovery settings?
     
  6. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    #7 zahnoo, Sep 9, 2014
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    ^^^ This. If it's set to auto restart on fault, the OP gets no blue screen therefore can't read the screen and see the error number or any faulting file. If a blue screen is displayed what is the error and is there a faulting file listed?

    Those two data bits are likely a whole lot more meaningful than a mini dump file.

    To generate a mini dump file, this has always worked for me:
    ▪ Have the Page file on the same drive as the OS
    ▪ The Page file's smallest size must be greater than installed physical RAM
    ▪ Set Windows Error Reporting system to MANUAL
    ▪ Set page file to system managed, OS drive
     
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