How To Capture Process Dump From Task Manager

How do you capture a process dump from Task Manager?

How to capture a dump file (.DMP) from Task Manager

  1. Open Task Manager

  1. Click “More details”

  1. Select Details tab

  1. Right-click on the column area and "Select columns"

  1. Check “Platform” and click OK

  1. Observe how many bits are present in the Platform column for the application of interest (32 bit vs. 64 bit)

  1. Open an elevated (admin) command prompt
  • If 32 bit, then open C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Taskmgr.exe
  • If 64 bit, then open C:\Windows\System32\Taskmgr.exe

  1. Right-click the process of interest and select “Create dump file”

  1. Obtain the notification on successful creation of the file. A dialogue will appear with the location of the .DMP file.

  1. Click “Open file location”
  2. Notice the .DMP file in that directory
  3. Upload the file to the directory provided.