File-c:\windows\memory.DMP-- Can I delete it safely

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by Guest, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Avast anti virus found a trojan in this file. 786,432KB is too big to fit in
    it's chest. I put it in the recycle bin. Is it safe too delete it or is there
    software too clean and restore this file. Avast identified it as---

    Windows XP professional
    Guest, Dec 16, 2006
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  2. Guest

    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Delete it.

    Probably caused by an error on your machine.

    A kernel memory dump, which is written to the %SystemRoot%\Memory.dmp

    A complete memory dump, which is written to the %SystemRoot%\Memory.dmp

    If a STOP message appears and a Memory.dmp or minidump file is created,
    these can be sent to Microsoft.

    And if Memory.dmp was created by malware deleting can only help.

    Either way, deleting it will hurt nothing.

    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    Wesley Vogel, Dec 16, 2006
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  3. As far as I know this file is a copy of RAM at the time when your PC
    crashed. You or MS can use that file to analyze the state of the computer at
    the crash time and to find out what caused that crash. But otherwise you can
    safely delete that file.

    Virtual Server, Dec 16, 2006
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