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Windows 7: How do i skip "scanning: system error memory dump files"?

28 Mar 2012   #1
bens888

win 7 Home Prm x64
 
 
How do i skip "scanning: system error memory dump files"?

bsd

I want to know how to permanently skip "scanning: system error memory dump files" in the disk cleanup scan. What i am looking for, is a way to remove it from the scan entirely.

WinXP has a similar "feature", "compress old files", and the solution i have found is deleting some registry keys.
xp example:
https://msmvps.com/blogs/kwsupport/a.../09/31149.aspx
this is what i am looking for.

thanks!


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28 Mar 2012   #2
Martin Dendev

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

(plucked from microsoft answers)

1. Open a Command Window in Administrator mode:
* click Start
* click All Programs, then Accessories
* right click on the Command Prompt option,
* on the drop down menu which appears, click on the Run as Administrator option.
* If you haven’t disabled User Account Control (and you shouldn’t!) you will be asked for authorisation. Click the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password.
2. Start the System File Checker
* In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow,
* press Enter.
* You’ll see “the system scan will begin”.
The scan may take some time and windows will repair/replace any corrupt or missing files. You will be asked to insert your Vista DVD if it’s needed.
Close the Command Prompt Window when the job is finished.
One caveat: you need a Windows DVD to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs.

Good Luck
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28 Mar 2012   #3
bens888

win 7 Home Prm x64
 
 

bsd

Thanks for the answer, but maybe i wasn't clear enough:
please check the link, i want to do exactly the same, but in Win7 and with the "system error memory dump files" stage of the scan, instead of the "compress old files" in winXP.
here's a pic of the subject
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in short: i am looking for a very specific registry tweak, not a "carpet bomb" fix!
thx!


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29 Mar 2012   #4
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I tried the hack in the link but went to

"HKey Local Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer > Volume Caches > System error memory dump files"

I then deleted the default values data and it worked for me.

One thing is I don't if this will have any effect on writing System error memory dump files or if it'll cause any other problems, just make sure you backup the key by exporting it.

Another thing is most people I know use CCleaner to do there disk cleanup.
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29 Mar 2012   #5
bens888

win 7 Home Prm x64
 
 

bsd

@Duzzy
Spot on! It takes all of 1 second now!
I removed Memory Dump Files and System error minidump files as well.

I agree CC does a much better job, but i use Win Disk cleaner to remove old restore points, which over time tend to eat up huge amounts of diskspace. AFAIK, CC doesn't do it.

Here's the reg file of the tweak:
Disable-scanning memory dump- in disk cleanup.reg
Warning: use at your own risk


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29 Mar 2012   #6
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bens888 View Post
I agree CC does a much better job, but i use Win Disk cleaner to remove old restore points, which over time tend to eat up huge amounts of diskspace. AFAIK, CC doesn't do it.
By default I think restore points take 10% of your partition but you can lower that.
You can do this by Right clicking Computer > Properties to open the System Properties then click System Protection on the left. Then select the partition in the list and click Configure. Although reducing the space for them means less restore points.

You can also delete them from here but it'll delete all of them including the last one but you can then create a new one straight after.
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