Appendix B

Collecting Process Memory Dumps

Abstract

This appendix briefly discusses process memory dumps and introduces many tools that can be used to collect process memory dumps.

Keywords

Debugging

Memory

Dump

DMP

Process

Dump files are often needed by Microsoft support professionals to assist customers with process hangs and crashes, so it's important to know how to properly gather a process memory dump.

This appendix briefly discusses process memory dumps and introduces many tools that can be used to collect process memory dumps. This appendix does not cover kernel memory dumps also known as bug checks or blue screens of death.

One of the most reliable ways of gathering data on a process is to take a memory dump of it. A memory dump suspends all of ...

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