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Article ID: 315263 - Last Review: December 24, 2013 - Revision: 12.0

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Summary

This step-by-step article describes how to examine a small memory dump file. A small memory dump file can help you determine why your computer crashed. 

If you are looking for debug information for Windows 8 or later, please check http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/windows/hardware/ff551063(v=vs.85).aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/windows/hardware/ff551063(v=vs.85).aspx)

For more information about small memory dump, please check http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff556895(v=vs.85).aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff556895(v=vs.85).aspx)

Small memory dump files

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Configure the dump type

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Tools to read the small memory dump file

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Open the dump file

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Sample Commands

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Examine the dump file

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Simplify the commands by using a batch file

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Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business N
  • Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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