How To: Disable Memory Dump Files And Save Disk Space In Windows Vista
Windows Vista creates a memory dump file in the system root when system crashes.Many applications happen very often to get errors with memory dump.When an application crashes in Windows Vista, you can see drwtsn32.exe (Dr. Watson) process running in the Windows Task Manager. Dr. Watson(drwtsn32.exe) is dumping the memory information for programmer to debugging the error.It is a fact that 99.99% of Windows Vista users never send the memory dump files to Microsoft developers for debugging.When Dr. Watson utility is working its job, the Windows Vista user cannot do anything, except wait for its completion.Most users don’t know how to use this feature of Windows Vista as this memory dump file will not give the clear picture of the problem.So, it will be a good idea to turn off this feature in Windows Vista unless it’s being used. Also you can save a small amount of system resource and valuable hard disk space.
To Disable Memory Dump Files In Windows Vista
- Click on Windows Vista Start and click Control Panel
- Type Advanced in the search box
- Click on View advanced system settings in the search results
- Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings
- In the Write debugging information drop down, click (none) and press OK
Note:In some situations the Windows Vista computer still performs the memory dump, then go from the Start Menu Search Box and type drwtsn32 and press enter key. After the Dr. Watson Window appears, uncheck all the options there.