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CrashDumpEnabled

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | 1 | 2 | 3

3

Description

Specifies whether Windows 2000 writes the contents of the system memory to a log file when the system stops unexpectedly. The contents of this log file can be useful in determining why the system stopped.

This entry stores the setting of the Write debugging information box in System in Control Panel. The name and location of the file appear in the DumpFile entry.

Value

Meaning

0

Debugging information is not written to a file.

1

Complete crash dump is written to a file.

2

Kernel memory dump is written to a file.

3

Small memory dump is written to a file.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use the System in Control Panel. Click the Advanced tab, then click the Startup and Recovery button. Select one of the options from the drop-down list in the Write Debugging Information box.

Activation method

To make changes to this value effective, you must restart Windows 2000.

Note

To change the value of this entry, you must be an administrator of the computer.

Related Entries

DumpFile

Overwrite

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