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How do I create a memory dump of my computer freeze or crash?

As a lot of us encounter freezes or crashes, I am wondering how do I manually initiate a computer to freeze in order to create a memory dump to view and diagnose any issues that may be involved with ...
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How to use Windows mini-dump files?

I have a Mini-ITX Intel DH61AG mobo w/ an Intel i3 processor and 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. Anyways, this computer has been crashing kind of frequently. It is not an OS problem, as I have used Ubuntu ...
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Is there an exhaustive list of what Windows logs or can log?

I know that there is the event log, but that's not where it stops. There are logs for MSI executables, device logs, setup and installation, performance logs, and so on. It's probably quite a long ...
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How to find the source of this BSOD? How to fix it?

I occasionally (always at the least convenient moment...) receive this BSOD on my Windows 7 desktop PC: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 ...
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Where does Windows 8 store user-mode crash minidumps?

Where does Windows 8 store minidumps from user-mode crashes? Windows Vista and Windows 7 is documented to (by default) store a crash dump in: %LOCALAPPDATA%\CrashDumps A fact supported by ...
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Minidump folder cannot be found

Although I have enabled the creation of minidump files in my system, it appears that either Windows doesn't create them where the Startup and recovery dialog points to (%SystemRoot%\Minidump) or at ...
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Is it secure to post a Windows 7 minidump file online?

I realise it's unlikely that posting the file would cause a problem. However, since I know nothing about what a what's in a minidump file I thought I should check.
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Finding and fixing Blue Screens of Death (BSOD) on a damaged operating system from another OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Last night I got a rootkit in my Windows 7. I think it's the gromozon rootkit (I'm not sure). After ...
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Windows7 + Dell D830 = frequent blue screens

I'm using Windows 7 on a Dell laptop (Latitude D380). The laptop used to be incredibly stable on Windows XP, but now I experience frequent blue screens (with a message saying "MEMORY DUMP") when I ...