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