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The case of the "Faulty Defragger" Chapter 2

by Matt910 / March 5, 2009 12:57 PM PST

Hi Guys!
OK, I got rid of all the fragmented files the faulty defrag program created. Except for 7. According to the Defrag Program report which I finally read (LOL) it says the last fragmented files are under "Memory Dump"
OK, I'm lost here. I know Win Vista does a memory dump and cleans it up under the DISKCLEAN program. But I am running WInXP and it doesn't do that. The Win XP diskcleanup didn't help, neither did the 3rd party cleanup program I have. Dropped to DOS and ran the Memory
commands I remembered like MEM/C etc. No help.
Used the SEARCH command from the Start menu and used the keywords, memory dump and memory. No files found.
Rebooted the computer thinking that might do it.
Nope! Any ideas? Thanks!

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Memory dump
by Steven Haninger / March 5, 2009 9:22 PM PST

Extension is .dmp

Think it's only of value to those who know how to use debug.

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Dump complete
by Matt910 / March 5, 2009 11:06 PM PST
In reply to: Memory dump

Thanks! I have a file called C:\windows\memory.dmp and 7 "minidump" files. ? Though I have heard it for years, am not familiar with the use of the debugger. I never really needed it except once. I worked on a computer a couple years ago, (running XP) that 1/2 the time you tried to view a web page, that error would come up and ask, "Do you want to debug" I said yes, but since it wasn't my computer and I didn't know what I was doing I left it alone. I did later have to restore his computer from the CD disk,
for another reason, and the Dbugger thing quit coming up after that.
So, where do I learn about the debugger? Seems to be something I should know if I'm gonna continue working on computers, though have seldom had a need for it, I would still like to learn it.
Meanwhile, the problem has fixed iteslf. (Now, wheres the fun in that? <G>
I rebooted and left the roonm, when I came back, I caught the last page of an error program that started itself. It deleted cross linked files, unvalid allocation units, truncated files and the last line said "memory dump", then it flashed off and chkdsk came on. Said system had recovered from a serious error.
Ran defrag and low & behold, EVERY single fragment was gone! Not 1 single line of red anymore. I am now a happy camper!

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