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How can I change to complete memory dump?

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My computer suddenly rebooted, and this was in the System section of the Event Viewer.

Event Type:      Information
Event Source:      Save Dump
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1001
Date:            3/1/2005
Time:            2:03:38 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      RAY
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x00000077 (0xc000000e, 0xc000000e, 0x00000001, 0x0326e000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini030105-01.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

I found this:

Memory Dump Files
When a Stop error occurs, Windows XP Professional writes information to the paging file (Pagefile.sys) on the systemdrive root by default. When you restart the computer in normal or safe mode after a Stop error occurs, Windows XP Professional uses paging file information to create a memory dump file in the systemroot folder. Analyzing the dump file can help provide more information about the root cause of a problem and enables offline analysis by using tools run on another computer. You can configure your system to generate one of three different types of dump files.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmd_stp_jxez.asp

How can I change so I get a complete memory dump?



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by:rhequiem
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Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Settings (Near Startup and Recovery) > Then under the Write Debugging Information drop-down menu, select Cpmplete Memory Dump. Hope that helps :)

Corey
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by:raymm
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Ok, did that, got a message "If the pagefile . . . has an initial size of less than 511 MB ... system may not be able  to create debugging info if a stop error occurs.  Continue anyway?"

I answered Yes.  Is that OK?
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by:rhequiem
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Yeah, that should be fine. It's just warning you that the dump file could be big, and you need to a big enough paging file to complete recording the dump. It's going to be quite a file ;)

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by:cpc2004
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Usually it is no need to analyse the full dump unless it is a very difficult question.  Attach 4 to 5 minidumps at any webspace and I will analyse the minidump to find out the culprit.  You can find the mindumps at the \windows\minidump.
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by:raymm
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To cpc2004:
Thank you.  
Can you give more details re "Attach 4 to 5 minidumps at any webspace"
Can I somehow attach the minidumps here (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21333620.html)?
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by:rhequiem
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Yes, the minidump usually contains most of the info you need to troubleshoot any problems (BSODs) that a computer might be having. cpc2004 is asking you to post the dumpfiles that your system creates to a place where he can download them, and he'll examine them for you. Or you can post the results of your minidump here, and I can have a look at them for you, also. But that wasnt your question, originally, which is why I didnt ask you to do that ;)
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by:raymm
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To rhequiem:
Thank you for the offer.
How do I post them "here".
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by:cpc2004
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Get public webspace
Go to www.geocities.com - sign up for an account (they are owned by Yahoo - if you have a yahoo account, then you just need to activate the geocities part of it there). Then use their tools to upload the file.
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by:rhequiem
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Or you can email them to me and cpc2004, which might be easier than setting up a geocities account. You can get my email address from my profile. Talk to you soon

Corey
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by:Eagle6990
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And you can send it to me:  teameagle@hotmail.com
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by:rhequiem
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Oh, posting them "here" would require that you actually read the minidump files with microsoft debugging tools and then copying/pasting the results here. It's not difficult, but can be more of a bother than you want to go through. Feel free to email me the dump files if you'd like for me to have a look at them k?
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by:Eagle6990
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Looks like memory corruption to me.  Run a memory tester such as www.memtest86.com to verify that everything is ok.
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by:Eagle6990
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It also shows something about ATAPI but I don't have the proper symbols to check all of it.  This could point to an error with your CDRom, the cable between them, and/or it could be nothing and I just don't have the files to be able to analyze that section.

How often is this crash occuring?
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by:raymm
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Random, say once per 2 days, here is dump from crash about 10 minutes ago:

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/418c610d_9bd4/bc/My+Documents/Mini030705-01.dmp?bfjTLLCBsxmPrE8b

Grateful for you assistance.
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by:Eagle6990
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Page cannot be displayed on that last link.
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by:Eagle6990
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I was able to see the file that time but I can't save it as a .dmp file and have it work.  Can you try uploading it as a .dmp once more and give me the link?
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by:Eagle6990
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Strange... the very first one you posted I was able to get to just fine but this most recent dumpfile I just cannot get.  It keeps telling me page cannot be displayed.

E-mail it to teameagle@hotmail.com ?
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by:raymm
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Sent.  Thank you again.
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by:Eagle6990
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Probably caused by : AlfaFM.sys ( AlfaFM+65f8 )

Does AlfaFM mean anything to you?  TV Tuner card or something?
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by:cpc2004
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I can't download the dump from your url. Can you put your dumps at geocities.com

Get public webspace
Go to www.geocities.com - sign up for an account (they are owned by Yahoo - if you have a yahoo account, then you just need to activate the geocities part of it there). Then use their tools to upload the file.
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