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Software configuration for a full memory dump under Vista?

  1. #1


    dareys Guest

    Software configuration for a full memory dump under Vista?

    Greetings,

    I am trying to configure a MS Vista machine to perform a full memory dump in
    case of necessity.

    Usually, I have set this up via BIOS configuration, and I did read a couple
    of posts regarding how to do this via the registry but they were for Windows
    2002 and I was not sure they would apply to Vista.

    Can this be done via Software for Vista? Thank you.

    Jean-Pierre

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Dusko Savatovic Guest

    Re: Software configuration for a full memory dump under Vista?

    Jean-Pierre,

    I think you would better ask this question in developers group.
    If it's what you need, there is a standard setting in:
    System Properties/Advanced Systems Settings/Startup and Recovery/Settings.
    Choose "complete memory dump" from the drop down box.

    If you are into some serious debugging, perhaps using a Virtual PC and VM
    image of Vista might be educative. You can pause VM, Save State and do a
    detailed examination of the VM.

    "dareys" <dareys@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:09D2A63A-219E-4F36-9D1C-F89D71ACDC3A@xxxxxx

    > Greetings,
    >
    > I am trying to configure a MS Vista machine to perform a full memory dump
    > in
    > case of necessity.
    >
    > Usually, I have set this up via BIOS configuration, and I did read a
    > couple
    > of posts regarding how to do this via the registry but they were for
    > Windows
    > 2002 and I was not sure they would apply to Vista.
    >
    > Can this be done via Software for Vista? Thank you.
    >
    > Jean-Pierre

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Mike Brannigan Guest

    Re: Software configuration for a full memory dump under Vista?

    "dareys" <dareys@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:09D2A63A-219E-4F36-9D1C-F89D71ACDC3A@xxxxxx

    > Greetings,
    >
    > I am trying to configure a MS Vista machine to perform a full memory dump
    > in
    > case of necessity.
    >
    > Usually, I have set this up via BIOS configuration, and I did read a
    > couple
    > of posts regarding how to do this via the registry but they were for
    > Windows
    > 2002 and I was not sure they would apply to Vista.
    >
    > Can this be done via Software for Vista? Thank you.
    >
    > Jean-Pierre
    Firstly configure your system to make a full dump in the event of a crash as
    the previous poster explained.
    Then set the registry key to allow you to perform a forced blue screen to
    cause the memory dump. This is in the KB article
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244139 -yes this still works on Vista

    --

    Mike Brannigan


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    dareys Guest

    Re: Software configuration for a full memory dump under Vista?

    Dusko,

    Thank you for the post. I will give this a try.

    Jean-Pierre


    "Dusko Savatovic" wrote:

    > Jean-Pierre,
    >
    > I think you would better ask this question in developers group.
    > If it's what you need, there is a standard setting in:
    > System Properties/Advanced Systems Settings/Startup and Recovery/Settings.
    > Choose "complete memory dump" from the drop down box.
    >
    > If you are into some serious debugging, perhaps using a Virtual PC and VM
    > image of Vista might be educative. You can pause VM, Save State and do a
    > detailed examination of the VM.
    >
    > "dareys" <dareys@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:09D2A63A-219E-4F36-9D1C-F89D71ACDC3A@xxxxxx

    > > Greetings,
    > >
    > > I am trying to configure a MS Vista machine to perform a full memory dump
    > > in
    > > case of necessity.
    > >
    > > Usually, I have set this up via BIOS configuration, and I did read a
    > > couple
    > > of posts regarding how to do this via the registry but they were for
    > > Windows
    > > 2002 and I was not sure they would apply to Vista.
    > >
    > > Can this be done via Software for Vista? Thank you.
    > >
    > > Jean-Pierre
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    dareys Guest

    Re: Software configuration for a full memory dump under Vista?

    Mike,

    Thank you for the response. I had seen the article you sent and will
    configure accordingly for the force manual dump, but the previous post
    indicated the base configuration.

    Regards,

    Jean-Pierre


    "Mike Brannigan" wrote:

    > "dareys" <dareys@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:09D2A63A-219E-4F36-9D1C-F89D71ACDC3A@xxxxxx

    > > Greetings,
    > >
    > > I am trying to configure a MS Vista machine to perform a full memory dump
    > > in
    > > case of necessity.
    > >
    > > Usually, I have set this up via BIOS configuration, and I did read a
    > > couple
    > > of posts regarding how to do this via the registry but they were for
    > > Windows
    > > 2002 and I was not sure they would apply to Vista.
    > >
    > > Can this be done via Software for Vista? Thank you.
    > >
    > > Jean-Pierre
    >
    > Firstly configure your system to make a full dump in the event of a crash as
    > the previous poster explained.
    > Then set the registry key to allow you to perform a forced blue screen to
    > cause the memory dump. This is in the KB article
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244139 -yes this still works on Vista
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mike Brannigan
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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