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Windows 7: Windows Dump Files Are Missing

06 Mar 2017   #1
Brucex64

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 
Windows Dump Files Are Missing

I used to be able to see dump files for BSODs using Bluescreenview but now it does not work. There are no dump files. I checked the location (minidump folder) in explorer and its empty. What is wrong?

I do have the system configured to create a dump file. I have 30+ gb of free space on my drive. I was reading that Windows 7 deletes dump files if storage gets to 25gb or below and I think there was a time when I was at that amount but not now.

Bluescreenview and also the program WhoCrashed both show nothing. But my system crashed today.


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06 Mar 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Bruce now have you run CCleaner, some other junk file cleaner or done a disk cleanup lately?? If so then the dumps if left checked in those will be deleted.
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06 Mar 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Any cleanup program will clean the dump files.
If you are low on on free space on the partition you will also not get the needed files.

How much free space in on the "C" partition, not the entire drive, where Windows 7 is installed?

Jack
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07 Mar 2017   #4
Brucex64

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 

The windows partition is a whole drive, and it has around 30gb free now. Some of my old dump files may be gone from when I went low on space but I had a crash today and there's nothing there.
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07 Mar 2017   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Do you have the default pagefile on the [C] drive, or did you manually change pagefile settings ?
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07 Mar 2017   #6
Brucex64

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 

Nope, the pagefile is on the C: drive with a system managed size.
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07 Mar 2017   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I don't expect you have an image to use??
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08 Mar 2017   #8
Brucex64

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 

Image of what?
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08 Mar 2017   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brucex64 View Post
Image of what?
A system image that you create using - well I do Macrium software see this
Imaging with free Macrium - a lot of us use this on a regular basis and it is useful when the system crashes for reinstall purposes for want of a better term.
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08 Mar 2017   #10
Brucex64

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 

Oh. No, I don't have a system image but I don't think I need to re-install Windows
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