How to Use Memory Dump in Case of System Failure or Crash


In today's Article you will came to learn about how to use a Memory Dump in case of a system failure or crash.

It might happen that when you are working on a system the system restarts or crashes, in those cases you don't want to loose data and want it to get stored somewhere. You may also want to have an Error Message when your System has recovered from an unexpected Failure. For these cases you need to provide some information to your system, this article will help you to provide this information according to your convenience.

Now we will see that what we need to do to provide these specifications.

Step 1

First of all go to the Control Panel of your system. If you are using Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 then go to the lower left hand corner and right-click to go to the Control Panel.

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Now your Control Panel will be opened, here you need to go to the "System and security" option.

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Step 2

Under the "System" you will see an option named "System". Click on it to open it.

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Now you need to go to the System's Properties; for that you need to first click on the "Advanced System Settings" that is present on the left hand side of the Control Panel.

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Step 3

Now the "System Property Window" will be opened, here you need to click on the "Advanced" Tab. There are three options available under the Advanced Tab; one for Performance, the second for the User Profile and third for the Startup and Recovery. You need to go to the third option, in other words "Startup and Recovery" and here you need to click on the "Settings" button under it.


Now the Startup and Recovery Window will be opened, here first of all you need to select your default Operating System since you might have installed more then one operating system on the same computer.


Step 4

After selecting the Operating System you can check and provide time for displaying the Operating System as well as the Recovery option.


After that you can provide the permission to the system to automatically restart in case of any system failure. For this you need to check the option for Automatically Restart.


Step 5

Now you need to choose one of the options available in the "Writing Debugging Information". If you choose the Kernel Memory Dump then it will use only one-third the size of what would be used by the Complete Dump since it only includes memory allotted to the Windows Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Level. Whereas if you select a Complete Dump then it will include all the memory the User Mode Application.


Dump File will be automatically provided to you.


One more option is available at the end of the page named "Overwrite any existing file"; this option will overwrite the existing file if it is checked.