[erlang-questions] werl R14A on windows 7 frequently crashes during file access

Brian Williams <>
Tue Jul 20 19:24:56 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Tuncer Ayaz <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Brian Williams wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Brian Williams wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Brian Williams wrote:
>>>>>> Where would I look for this dump?
>>>>> Default should be C:\Windows\minidumps and I think it's configurable.
>>>> That directory doesn't exist. I guess I have to configure it in
>>>> Windows somewhere? I don't know where to do that.
>>> What about C:\Windows\minidump?
>> No. I should probably add that this is a windows 7 box. Is that
>> location determined by the OS when it detects the crash, or by werl
>> before it dies?
> It is determined by the crash handler configured in the OS settings
> and possible that no crash dump has been written or that it's in a
> different directory. I don't have a Windows install to check. You
> might want to read the docs about configuring user-mode minidumps and
> enabling crash dumps. Have a look in the MSDN.
> You can also install windbg as the postmortem debugger and have it
> spawned on each unhandled crash if you don't want to configure crash
> dump settings. Also some applications like popular web browsers have
> their own crash handler to collect and submit crash info to their
> online database. These may not trigger a system level debugger at all
> if their crash handler is not disabled.

Looks like in windows 7, after turning mini dumps on in advanced
settings, they go to:


Brian E. Williams


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