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Large File in winnt

I have a large file (191 mb) in c:/winnt/memory.dmp.

What is this file?  and  Can I safely delete it?
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fayb
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GUEENCommented:
See here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winntas/tips/techrep/bsod.asp
Memory Dump
If your computer is bootable, you can set Windows NT to create a memory dump file when a Blue Screen of Death occurs. To do so, open the System Properties dialog box from Control Panel and go to the Startup/Shutdown tab. Next, set the options shown in Figure E. Keep in mind that the partition where you store the memory dump file must have at least enough free space to store your page file, plus your physical RAM space, plus 1 MB. For example, if your machine has 128 MB of RAM, the partition must have enough free space for the page file, plus an extra 129 MB.
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GUEENCommented:
Memory.dmp is a "core dump" (memory dump) from
a previous system crash. W2K can sometimes produce this
file if your system crashes.  It is mainly used for analysis of a crash and you can safely delete it.

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faybAuthor Commented:
Also thanks for your more detailed answer.
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GUEENCommented:
Fayb,
Glad it helped!
Regards,
>Bev
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