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MASSIVE FILE! What do I do with it?

 
 
Patrick D. Rockwell
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      02-27-2005
Tonight, I did a backup of my hard drive. I noticed a huge
file 0.5 Gb in size. After my backup, I opened my command
prompt window to take a look at it. Here is the directory
listing for *.dmp.



02/07/2005 07:43 PM 534,855,680 MEMORY.DMP
1 File(s) 534,855,680 bytes
0 Dir(s) 4,528,934,912 bytes free

C:\WINDOWS>

I got my laptop on 02/12/2002, and the date above is
02/07/2005. That's only 12 days ago, so the file is
being updated, and I have to believe it's getting bigger.

What is this file anyway? Can I delete it? Can I trim
it down? Thanks in advance for any information.


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G. Morgan
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      02-27-2005
Subject: MASSIVE FILE! What do I do with it?
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=> Patrick D. Rockwell <= wrote:

>
>02/07/2005 07:43 PM 534,855,680 MEMORY.DMP
> 1 File(s) 534,855,680 bytes
> 0 Dir(s) 4,528,934,912 bytes free


What the **** do you think is?

delete it.


 
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      02-27-2005

"Patrick D. Rockwell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:emfUd.14082$(E-Mail Removed) om...
> Tonight, I did a backup of my hard drive. I noticed a huge
> file 0.5 Gb in size. After my backup, I opened my command
> prompt window to take a look at it. Here is the directory
> listing for *.dmp.
>
>
>
> 02/07/2005 07:43 PM 534,855,680 MEMORY.DMP
> 1 File(s) 534,855,680 bytes
> 0 Dir(s) 4,528,934,912 bytes free
>
> C:\WINDOWS>
>
> I got my laptop on 02/12/2002, and the date above is
> 02/07/2005. That's only 12 days ago, so the file is
> being updated, and I have to believe it's getting bigger.
>
> What is this file anyway? Can I delete it? Can I trim
> it down? Thanks in advance for any information.
>
>
> --
> -------------------------------
> Patrick D. Rockwell
>
>
>
>


Patrick,

It's just a memory dump. Probably your machine didn't boot properly or
crashed before. The contents of the memory is written to your hard drive
then for analasys. You can safely delete it. You might want to check the
advanced options under System and set the file smaller of none at all. Most
of the time it's useless anyway.

MJJ


 
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123
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      02-27-2005
Patrick D. Rockwell wrote:

> Tonight, I did a backup of my hard drive. I noticed a huge
> file 0.5 Gb in size. After my backup, I opened my command
> prompt window to take a look at it. Here is the directory
> listing for *.dmp.
>
> 02/07/2005 07:43 PM 534,855,680 MEMORY.DMP


That's created after a system crash. Safe to delete.

BTW, 0.5 GB is NOT a massive file. Try video editing one day.


 
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123
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      02-27-2005
123 wrote:

>> 02/07/2005 07:43 PM 534,855,680 MEMORY.DMP

>
> That's created after a system crash. Safe to delete.


Oh, and to stop this file being created after future crashes:

Right-click My Computer, select Properties. Click the Advanced tab,
then the Settings button in the Startup & Recovery section. In the
Write Debugging Information section, set it to (None). Then click
OK all the way out again.


 
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Hkl뮮 Hhmt
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      02-27-2005
Do the OBVIOUS - go to Google.com and scan for "MEMORY.DMP".



"Patrick D. Rockwell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:emfUd.14082$(E-Mail Removed) om...
> Tonight, I did a backup of my hard drive. I noticed a huge
> file 0.5 Gb in size. After my backup, I opened my command
> prompt window to take a look at it. Here is the directory
> listing for *.dmp.
>
>
>
> 02/07/2005 07:43 PM 534,855,680 MEMORY.DMP
> 1 File(s) 534,855,680 bytes
> 0 Dir(s) 4,528,934,912 bytes free
>
> C:\WINDOWS>
>
> I got my laptop on 02/12/2002, and the date above is
> 02/07/2005. That's only 12 days ago, so the file is
> being updated, and I have to believe it's getting bigger.
>
> What is this file anyway? Can I delete it? Can I trim
> it down? Thanks in advance for any information.
>
>
> --
> -------------------------------
> Patrick D. Rockwell
>
>
>
>



 
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      03-01-2005
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