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How to create/collect a dump file/mini-dump on Windows.
« on: May 31, 2022, 04:44:07 pm »
There are a couple of ways of capturing a crash dump on Windows to help us analyze problems. Before dismissing the dialog that the program has encountered an error, you can attach to the process and create a minidump.

1: If you have Visual Studio installed, then you can attach to the process (vs.exe).  If the process is deadlocked or still running, you will need to Break all first to suspend all the threads. Under the Debug menu, there should be an option to Save Dump, use MiniDump with Heap (*.dmp).

2:  Use Task Manager. From the Processes tab, right-click on vs.exe and select Create Dump File.  See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931673 for additional info.

The dump file may be pretty large, so it is preferred that you zip up the dmp file before uploading/sending/posting.