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Hello Experts,

I have a simple question for which I dont have answer.

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When windows server system shutdown due to power failure the the crash dump will be created?

I have a server which is crashing frequently due to powerfailure.

I have the dump configuration for kernel memory.

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-Prashant Girennavar.
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by:Ben Hart
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Are you talking about c:\windows\minidump?
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I have noticed, that if the pagefile is not set on the C: drive, you do not get the full dump file of memory (which is saved in c:\Windows\System.dmp. Other cases, you get a small kernel dump file. There are tools available to view dump files e.g. dumpchk, winDbg etc.

Articles
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2008/01/08/understanding-crash-dump-files.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263
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If you have memory dump enabled you can find the logs at C:\Windows\Minidump.

you can always download and install the debugger from Microsoft but it can be full of Jargon at times.

Try http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=analyze.

Also look in your System Event Log. I do believe the event number is 1074. This may give you more information as well.
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The primary goal of opening the dump file is to find the filename of the file that caused the stop error to occur.. WinDBG is the best method of accomplishing that.
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by:Prashant Girennavar
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I completely agree with above answers.

But question is , WIll power failure on system create a dump file?

Thanks,

-Prashant Girennavar.
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No, it has to produce a Blue Screen of Death screen and display the dump on the screen before stopping or rebooting. a power failure will not produce a dump file as it won't have time to save memory to file.
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