How to Clean Up System Error Memory Dump Files in Windows Vista

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Memory dump files contain information about your system state prior to crashes where the entire contents of the memory have to be dumped back to the hard drive, typically preceding a blue screen error. Clean these unnecessary troubleshooting files to free space on your computer's hard drive with the disk utilities in Vista.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click "Start," type "Disk Cleanup" in the "Search" box, and press "Enter."

  2. 2

    Click the "C" partition and press "OK."

  3. 3

    Check the box next to the "Memory Dump Files."

  4. 4

    Press "OK" and click "Delete Files."

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