How do I set what happens during a crash?

A. By default a crash dump file will be produced but there are two other items that can be configured.

The first option is to enter a log entry in the system log. This can be set using the Startup/Shutdown tab of the system control panel applet in NT 4.0 and the "Startup and Recovery" button under the Advanced tab of the system control panel applet in NT 5.0 by checking the "Write an event to the system log".

This can also be achieved by setting the registy key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\LogEvent to 1.

The other option is to send an Administrative alert (you need the alerter service to be running to enable this option). Again using the same dialog as before check the "Send an administrive alert".

This can also be achieved by setting the registy key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\SendAlert to 1.


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