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Kevsim (Instructor) (OP)
19 Jan 10 23:22
I am running Windows XP Professional and not experiencing any problems at present.
I decided to have a look at %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP as displayed in MyComputer/Properties Startup and Recovery Settings.
I can not locate this file, I have used search including *.dmp.
I would appreciate some advise about this file as I may require it in the future.
kevsim
karlisi (IS/IT--Management)
20 Jan 10 1:18
There is no memory.dmp file if your computer never crashed with BSOD. It is a copy of RAM in moment of crash.
http://frankdzedzy.com/2006/03/13/viewing-a-memorydmp-file-after-a-bugcheck/

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Karlis
ECDL; MCSA

linney (TechnicalUser)
20 Jan 10 14:35
Do you have a location similar to this C:\WINDOWS\Minidump?  Maybe you have to show both hidden and also system files in Folder Options/ View in Explorer, and also set similar preferences in Search?

315263 - Reading the Small Memory Dump Files That Windows Can Create for Debugging
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315263&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

254649 - Windows Memory Dump File Options Overview
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;254649&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

307973 - HOW TO: Configure System Failure and Recovery Options in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307973&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

How to Use Dumpchk.exe to Check a Memory Dump File
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q156280&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH
Kevsim (Instructor) (OP)
21 Jan 10 3:41
I thank you both for the replys.
karlisi, I will have to accept your answer.
linney, I do not have a location similar to this C:\WINDOWS\Minidump, I have selected to show both hidden and also system files in Folder Options/ View in Explorer.  
strongm (MIS)
21 Jan 10 7:30
>karlisi, I will have to accept your answer

This isn't Expert's Exchange, you know ... winky smile
goombawaho (MIS)
21 Jan 10 9:13
This isn't Expert's Exchange, you know ...

Yeah that's for sure.  Made me laugh!!!!!

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