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    BSOD mini dump vs big dump

    Today on my new computer I had a BSOD after inserting a new USB thumb drive and clicking the option offered to open in explorer. I started to explore the cause but found no satisfaction. OK happens...USB working so.. I found the option to use mini dump and set it. Still exploring I found that I already had a minidump as well as a big dump time stamped a minute apart. What gives? I was under the impression that this was an either or type choice ??


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    Ok, enough w/ the potty talk, already. Yeeeesh

    Don't, really, think we need or want to be discussing your big dump, here, thanks.
    Last edited by Drew1903; 2014-11-08 at 20:22.

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    However the q stands
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    I did quite a bit of research and, yes, the discussion points to one or the other. Maybe, someone else can tell you why you had both. Sorry. Everything, I found, supports what I, too, thought that it is a choice between the 2.

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    Ok thanks Drew another mystery
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    I believe both are done & available & you decide which to take. Although, there has to be certain spacial criteria available met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    Ok, enough w/ the potty talk, already. Yeeeesh
    Don't, really, think we need or want to be discussing your big dump, here, thanks.
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    The default setting is for Windows to produce a Kernel Memory Dump and a Kernel Memory Minidump. The Kernel Memory Dump will provide the entire Kernel Mode address space, whereas, the Minidump will only produce a small segment of address space at the time of the crash.

    If you select a Full Memory Dump (User Mode and Kernel Mode Address Space) then you'll get a Minidump too. The same applies if you select the Kernel Memory Dump option.

    You can select only a Minidump to be produced, however, Minidumps are pretty useless in my opinion.

    If your having problems, then please upload the Kernel Memory Dump in a zipped folder, at a reputable file sharing site like Dropbox or OneDrive.

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    Ok thanks, that is making sense

    I have not had a reoccurrence of the problem. I will do so if I have more problems.
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