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Old 24-07-2006
Senapathy
 
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Huge windows hdmp files getting created in C:\ drive during application crashes

Environment: Windows Server 2003, SP1

Hello all,

In one of our server machines, there are huge log files being created under
the directory
C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\ERRORREP\USERDUMPS

The logs are all named like <exe-name>-<timestamp>.hdmp.

These hdmp files are apparently some logs generated by the system itself
when the exe crashes. One of our application actually has crashed
repeatedly. But I want to turn off creating these logs since they are
quickly filling up my C:\ drive.

I checked and the only link I could find mentioned that I should go to the
System control panel -> Advanced -> Error Reporting and choose Disable Error
Reporting.
However, this is actually the state of the server machine already.

Any other tips on how to stop these hdmp files from getting created?

Thanks,
Senapathy

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Old 24-07-2006
Arek Iskra [MVP]
 
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Re: Huge windows hdmp files getting created in C:\ drive during application crashes

"Senapathy" <Senapathy.Knospam@siemens.com> wrote in message
news:ea2euc$6ds$1@daniel-new.mch.sbs.de...
> Environment: Windows Server 2003, SP1
>
> Hello all,
>
> In one of our server machines, there are huge log files being created
> under the directory
> C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\ERRORREP\USERDUMPS
>
> The logs are all named like <exe-name>-<timestamp>.hdmp.
>



Check out this thread:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Misc..._21071887.html

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Old 25-07-2006
Senapathy
 
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Re: Huge windows hdmp files getting created in C:\ drive during application crashes


"Arek Iskra [MVP]" <NoSpam_arek@arekiskra.com> wrote in message
news:e$JRLgyrGHA.3380@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> "Senapathy" <Senapathy.Knospam@siemens.com> wrote in message
> news:ea2euc$6ds$1@daniel-new.mch.sbs.de...
>> Environment: Windows Server 2003, SP1
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> In one of our server machines, there are huge log files being created
>> under the directory
>> C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\ERRORREP\USERDUMPS
>>
>> The logs are all named like <exe-name>-<timestamp>.hdmp.
>>

>
>
> Check out this thread:
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Misc..._21071887.html
>
> --
> Arek Iskra
> MVP for Windows Server - Software Distribution
>
>


The only reference to hdmp files in the link is about some Iexplore.exe hdmp
files getting created in the user temp directory. However in my case one of
our own application's exe is crashing frequently resulting in the huge dump
files in C:\Windows\PCHealth\.... folder.

Moreover, my primary requirement is to find out how these files are getting
created and how to stop them from getting created.
Unfortunately, this is not specified in the above link.

Thanks,
Senapathy


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Old 21-09-2006
Joerg
 
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Re: Huge windows hdmp files getting created in C:\ drive during ap

Hi.

I got the same problem you comitted.
Huge files we're generated and I wasn't able to disable error-reporting.

The only way to disable the error report was to disable all error-reporting.
Under My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Error Reporting -> Disable
Error Reporting -> check off the checkmark "But notify me if critical errors
occur".
These settings helped me.

If you don't check off "But notify med if critical errors occur" the dumps
will be generated, but directly deleted after you check off the error pop-up.

Hope that helps you.

regards
Jörg

"Senapathy" wrote:

>
> "Arek Iskra [MVP]" <NoSpam_arek@arekiskra.com> wrote in message
> news:e$JRLgyrGHA.3380@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > "Senapathy" <Senapathy.Knospam@siemens.com> wrote in message
> > news:ea2euc$6ds$1@daniel-new.mch.sbs.de...
> >> Environment: Windows Server 2003, SP1
> >>
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> In one of our server machines, there are huge log files being created
> >> under the directory
> >> C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\ERRORREP\USERDUMPS
> >>
> >> The logs are all named like <exe-name>-<timestamp>.hdmp.
> >>

> >
> >
> > Check out this thread:
> > http://www.experts-exchange.com/Misc..._21071887.html
> >
> > --
> > Arek Iskra
> > MVP for Windows Server - Software Distribution
> >
> >

>
> The only reference to hdmp files in the link is about some Iexplore.exe hdmp
> files getting created in the user temp directory. However in my case one of
> our own application's exe is crashing frequently resulting in the huge dump
> files in C:\Windows\PCHealth\.... folder.
>
> Moreover, my primary requirement is to find out how these files are getting
> created and how to stop them from getting created.
> Unfortunately, this is not specified in the above link.
>
> Thanks,
> Senapathy
>
>
>

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