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%systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u

by pildud / March 8, 2005 11:10 AM PST

Hi! Can someone please help identify the following:

%systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u.

I was checking my System Configuration Utility and noticed that this is on my startup. I did a search of my entire system, nothing. Ran Ad-Aware: nothing. Ran Microsoft AntiSpyware: nothing. Ran Spybot Search and Destroy: Nothing. Installed and ran Spyware Doctor: nothing.

Any idea? Thanks.

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dumprep 0 -u
by Edward ODaniel / March 8, 2005 1:04 PM PST

A Google search for dumprep would find you all sorts of pertinent info.

It is used with memory dumps in case you want to send the report to Microsoft. If desired, you can disable it by right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties | Advanced tab. Next click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane - under "Write debugging information" click on the dropdown box arrow and select None. OK your way out of the dialog boxes.

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%systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u VS dumprep
by pildud / March 8, 2005 3:37 PM PST
In reply to: dumprep 0 -u

Thank you for your help.

Prior to my posting, I did a Google search of %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u and it yielded responses of people fearing computer hijacking. A Google search of dumprep yields a complete set of accurate information. (Having done a clean install (5 days ago) of Win XP Pro. I have never seen the file name before)

Once again, thank very you very much for helping me ease my paranoia.

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You are welcome and...
by Edward ODaniel / March 9, 2005 12:40 AM PST
%systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u refers to the complete path to a file as well as switches used.

When searching for info in such a case avoid the usually unnecessary path info and concentrate on finding info on just the file name itself. The file name immediately follows the last \ in a path.

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Mine is - dumprep 0 -k
by cesareDH / April 2, 2005 6:38 AM PST

Mine is the -k model. What's the difference?

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cesareDH
by roddy32 / April 2, 2005 6:52 AM PST
In reply to: Mine is - dumprep 0 -k
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Your link...
by cesareDH / April 9, 2005 2:09 PM PDT
In reply to: cesareDH

The link you included in your response to my question:

Not Found
The requested URL /wso/browse.php was not found on this server.

But thanx for trying anyway.

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I just tried it again and it works fine for me by
by roddy32 / April 9, 2005 2:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Your link...

just clicking on it.The page loaded immediately for me. Maybe you could try copying and pasting it?

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