Windows® Vista Memory Dumping
What is memory dumping? Provide tips to disable memory dump
A much advanced Windows Vista operating system runs slowly due to few compatibility issues that might arise with software applications. These software applications display error messages due to memory dump. Often, you might see ‘drwtsn32.exe’ process application running in the task manager. This process application dumps the memory information for programmer in order to debug the error. This error creates a dump file.
Whenever a computer crashes, it creates a dump file due to which a user cannot perform any other activities. This dump file contains information that can help in determining the source of problem.
- The advantages of disabling memory dump
- Effects of memory dump files
- How to disable Memory Dump in Windows Vista
The advantages of disabling memory dump
During system crashes, you might want to prevent your confidential data from getting stored on a disk. In case if unencrypted confidential data is stored in memory, then hackers might set timings and this might lead to memory dumps at that specific time. Therefore, it is essential to disable memory dump in order to prevent your data from skilled hackers and online strangers.
Effects of memory dump files
Memory dumping has an effect on system performance and disk space. This affects the user productivity as your system might freeze. Memory dumping also causes the system to slow down and even crash continually.
Disabling memory dump in Windows Vista is a fairly easy process. By going into the ‘Control Panel’, search for ‘Advanced’ option. Now, click on ‘View advanced system settings’ and select ‘Startup and Recovery’. Click on ‘Settings’ and uncheck the ‘automatically restart’ checkbox. Also, select ‘none’ in the dropdown menu and click ‘OK’. This should disable memory dumping. In case this doesn’t work and the computer still performs the memory dump, go to StartÃ RunÃ type in ‘drwtsn32’ and press ‘Enter’ key. After the ‘Dr. Watson’ window appears, uncheck all the options there.