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Disable writing debugging information


In the event of a system failure (e.g. Blue Screen Of the Death), Windows enters into a file the data contained in the RAM for the purpose of being used for any debugging. Hardly very useful, this feature slows down the system so let’s turn it off!

We will also take advantage of this to better configure the Start the system whose properties are available in the same place.

Start by opening the start Menu then right click Properties on Computer.

A window then opens, entitled System. In the left side column, click on Advanced System Parameters.

Capture d'écran - Paramétres de démarrage et de récupération
Screenshot of screen — Start and Recovery Settings
In the section Start-up and recovery, click on Settings.

In the first section, Start the system, uncheck:

  • Display operating systems during: “X” seconds : needless if you only have one operating system installed on your PC. If this is not the case, leave that value or decrease there;
  • Show recovery options during: “X” seconds : unless you have a completely unstable PC, disable this function where, if you are careful, reduce the number of seconds to 15;

In the second section, System failure, uncheck:

  • Write an event in the system log : completely useless;
  • Restart automatically : when crashing the computer rebootes so quickly that it is often impossible to read the error message, for example, in the case of a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), to deactivate therefore;
  • Writing debugging information : from the drop down list, choose none;

Capture d'écran - Paramétres de démarrage et de récupération

As a precaution, you should create a system restoration point.

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  • Daju

    how does a system retort point create?
    because g a portable pc and I born no cd windows vista sold with! galley if I plead!
    you can rep by May! If you want!
    thank you

  • To create a restore point, here is the procedure to follow — that everyone can in profiter:roll:

    Right click Properties on Computer, accessible from the start Menu — the workstation under XP. Open the tab System properties then, quite at the bottom, click on Create...

    All you have to do is enter a name at the restore point and then validate by clicking on Create.

    For further questions, don‘t hesitate, I’m here!

  • What about performance gain? Because disableing such a feature means losing any eventuality of the origin of the BSOD. Indeed, the file filed (called minidump) contains vital information to clarify the concern. Some antivirus like McAfee not to cite it generates blue screens.

    WhoCrashed is a software that can analyse dumps and in the majority of cases indicate the DLL or file involved. A simple Google search then lets you know the program using it