How to setup your PC to collect dumps for an application crash

There are lots of ways to do this, but this is my favorite basic setup.

  1. Download the latest version of procdump from here
  2. Create a folder on a drive that has enough disk space to store the application dumps, e.g. C:\Dumps
  3. Extract the procdump application to this folder
  4. Open an Administrative command prompt and navigate to your new folder
  5. Run procdump /ma /i 
  6. Wait for the application(s) to crash as indicated by an Application Error Event ID 1000 in the application log
  7. The dump(s) will be located in the target folder (from step 2, e.g. C:\Dumps)

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