Your pants are still
cranky? :-D Thank you for your response :-) Making Recovery Discs was one of the first things I did before setting up the computer. I shudder at the thought of using them, though, considering the hours I put into setting up my laptop lovingly and patiently ;-)
I read your links, and I find the second one rather complicated (I don't know anything about running a CMD prompt), while step 5 in the first link seems more straightforward (the one with installing the registry key). I have an administrator account, by the way (I'm the only person who uses the computer). Which method do you recommend for creating a dump - CMD prompt or the reg key?