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I got a BSoD and it completed dumping physical memory, but it hangs for hours, and there's nothing moving.

What should I do?

My computer is running Win7 x64.

The dump reached 100 but then nothing occurs.

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how large is the pagefile? –  magicandre1981 Aug 31 '13 at 5:01

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If you don't have the "Automatically restart" check box checked in Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings (far left) -> Advanced tab (at the top) -> Startup and Recovery settings button, it's going to hang at the BSoD until you physically reset it.

If this is checked, you have an ACPI driver issue, a BIOS issue, or a physical issue with your motherboard.

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I would ask you this as a comment but don't have the reps for it so here it goes.

What level of dump do you have?

[ Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Startup & Recovery ]

Obviously it is not (none), so its either (small memory dump 256k) which is unlikely given how long you say its taking or (kernel memory dump) which is most likely what you have set. The last one CAN take a long time but shouldn't be taking hours either unless you have A LOT of memory or huge allocation of virtual memory in your swap file.

To check the latter (virtual memory and swap file size)

[ Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Performance -> Advanced -> Change ]

If this is managed by the system and your drive is not unusually large, you should be fine. If you are manually doing it and have a large size, either reduce it or auto manage it. Or if performance is not an issue for you, just set to no paging.

NOTE: Compared to the other answer which came while I was preparing this, I am assuming you have the restart checked and based on what you said, you are seeing the blue screen show a progress of the dump or at least trying even if the progress is frozen. If you don't have auto restart checked, then do it and it will not hang.

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Memory dump progress is at 100 and it took only seconds –  bsodo Aug 31 '13 at 4:16
    
I am not sure how my setting is, but last time I had bsod, computer restarted automatically. –  bsodo Aug 31 '13 at 4:16
    
In that case if its finishing the dump and sitting there still, you do not have the auto restart checked. Just go to the same place I gave you directions for setting the dump level and its a checkbox above it, just like the one @ultrasawblade posted in the screenshot. –  GµårÐïåñ Aug 31 '13 at 4:19
    
what is the defaul setting for that..? –  bsodo Aug 31 '13 at 4:37
    
Well I hate to say it, but it depends. However, GENERALLY, it is set to automatically restart but some things can change that. –  GµårÐïåñ Aug 31 '13 at 4:39

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