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Defrag Tools #179 - Manually Generating a Crash Dump | Defrag Tools

Defrag Tools #179 - Manually Generating a Crash Dump | Defrag Tools

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder walk through the process of manually creating a full memory dump via the keyboard. This is useful when you want to capture the state of the operating system. For example, to debug a hang.Resources:Forcing a System Crash from the Keyboard Registry files (.reg) demonstrated in this episode are on the Defrag Tools OneDrive share ( Express Dump Switch Card (if you need to use the NMI method)Timeline:[00:00] Welcome and Intro[00:57] When would you need to manually force a crash dump?[02:42] Typically you'll want to get a Complete Memory Dump[05:57] ...which also requires you to set a large enough page file on the C: drive (RAM size plus some additional)[08:00] Setting up manual crash dump via CrashOnCtrlScroll (if your keyboard has a ScrollLock key)[13:20] Discussion of keyboards and keyboard scan codes. The old Peter Norton "pink shirt" book still comes through for t