setting the Dump level in systems

Dell Latitude d600
February 21, 2009 at 20:17:23
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 258
I came across this seting in the "system" properties. These are the options: none, mini-dump, kernal dump, and complete dump. Does anyone know which option should be selected?? I don't want it on the wrong setting. I've found a bunch of settings changed, that I've had to reset. Thanks for any help!!!!!! Gandi

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#1
February 21, 2009 at 21:23:49
Put it on 'None'. If you start having problems and Microsoft wants a dump, ask them which one they want.

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#2
February 21, 2009 at 22:57:04
Thank you,
One time I got the blue screen of death, saying that it was doing a complete dump, and I didn't know what to do.
I was told that, that was really bad???
That is why I felt like I needed to have it set on 'something'.

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#3
February 22, 2009 at 10:42:12
Blue screens of death are not good. But the dumps are only useful to the experts at Microsoft. So if you aren't going to contact MS to help fix a problem, the dumps are useless.

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#4
February 22, 2009 at 11:06:51
I disagree the dumps are only useful to the experts at Microsoft. A program like Windebug can open and analyze a crash dump. It will sometimes point out the file(or files) causing the BSOD and might point to a solution.

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#5
February 22, 2009 at 15:35:44
Thanks for your input!
Shortly after the BSOD, My browser was hijacked by a porn site. I did report it to microsoft and they went in and re-configured some things for me and the computer is running quite well, now. I have their Live Onecare for security, and run several malware, spyware proggrams, one of which is theirs, also.
I just wanted to make sure, the setting was right, for No Dump. Not really understanding what it was for.

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