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Software configuration for a full memory dump under Vista?

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dareys

#1
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
 

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Dusko Savatovic

#2
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 Computer

M

Mike Brannigan

#3
"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
 

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dareys

#4
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
>
>
 

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dareys

#5
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
>
 

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