Re: what is "dumprep 0 -k" in start-up?



dumprep 0 -k

KernalFaultCheck:
%systemroot%\\system32\\dumprep 0 -k

-k is a kernel fault check
-u is a user fault check
-s appears to be ShutdownEventCheck

Dumprep.exe = Windows Error Reporting Dump Reporting Tool

[[The Dumprep.exe tool is a non-essential system process that is installed
for third-party use. ]]

You can disable this....
Right click My Computer | Properties | Advanced tab | Under Startup and
Recovery | Settings button | Under System Failure | UNCheck: Write an
event to the system log | Under Write debugging information | Select (None)
| Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

Write an event to the system log = dumprep 0 -k
[[Specifies whether Windows will write event information to the system log
when the system stops unexpectedly.
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to set
recovery options.]]

Write debugging information:
[[Specifies what type of information Windows should record when the system
stops unexpectedly, and the name of the file that holds this information.]]

Dump file:
[[Provides a space for you to type the name of a log file that Windows can
use to write the contents of system memory when the system stops
unexpectedly.
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to set
recovery options.]] %systemroot%\MEMORY.DMP is the default.

If you have other, serious problems, then dumprep 0-k is automatically
enabled.

If you have Error Reporting enabled, this entry may show up for the first
time after your PC has experienced a Windows XP dump crash, or an Office
XP or Internet Explorer 6 crash where you were prompted about sending the
crash results to Microsoft.

To disable Error Reporting....
Right click My Computer | Properties | Advanced tab |
Error Reporting button | Disable error reporting

Also.
Start | Run | Type: services.msc | Click OK |
Scroll down to and double click: Error Reporting Service | Click Apply |
Click OK
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From...
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

-k is a kernel fault check
-u is a user fault check

Generally the latter is seen when a user changes the default options in the
startup and recovery settings to a small memory dump.

-s appears to be ShutdownEventCheck

The Windows XP-based computer may run slowly and you may receive Dumprep.exe
error messages
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899870

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:OoduDd9DHHA.3576@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
John John <audetweld@xxxxxxxxxxx> hunted and pecked:
Malke wrote:

John John wrote:


It's used to collect information when there are errors/crashes or bugs
and then it asks you if you want to send the information to Microsoft.
It's not a necessary program, you can disable it if you want.

John

your name wrote:


Under startup tab in msconfig I see dumprep 0 -k
Googled with no luck.
specific command line looks like this...
%systemroot%/system32/dumprep 0 -k

location is
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run


The OP can disable it, but a better solution would be to find out what
is failing and fix the problem. Since he didn't tell us anything about
the machine, I can only suggest the usual general troubleshooting:

I don't see him saying that he has problems with it, he only asked what
it was. Even if you turn off dummprep you will still get other error
messages or memory dump when errors occur, you just won't get dumprep
error logging or the prompt asking to send the dump error log to
Microsoft.

John

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