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How to disable dumprep.exe (Dump Reporting Tool) on Windows XP

Created: 10 Aug 2010 • Updated: 30 Aug 2010 | 2 comments
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The Dumprep.exe tool is a Windows XP fault logging program. If a serious error occurs, Dumprep.exe writes the error details to a text file. The Dumprep.exe tool then prompts you to send the error information to Microsoft. The Dumprep.exe tool is a non-essential system process that is installed for third-party use.

If you’ve ever had to use the task manager (CTRL-ALT-DELETE) to kill a “Not Responding” program, you’ve probably been frustrated by the time it takes for the program to actually disappear from your screen. What’s going on here is that a Microsoft provided tool called “Windows Error Dump Reporting,” or “dumprep.exe,” is creating a file containing information about the error that can later be sent back to Microsoft, where it will be summarily ignored along with millions of other error reports.

Method 1 : Using the System Properties

  1. Right click on “My Computer,” choose “Properties” from that menu.

  2. Click on “Advanced tab,”

  3. Click the “Error Reporting” button.

  4. Check the “Disable error reporting” box. You may choose to uncheck the the box below it, “But notify me when an error occurs,” if desired.
     

Method 2: Use the System Configuration Utility to disable the Dumprep.exe tool
 
  1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Click the Startup tab.
  3. Click to clear the dumprep 0 -k or dumprep 0 -u check box, and then click OK.
  4. Restart the computer.
 
Method 3: Use Registry Editor to remove the Dumprep.exe entry
 
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry key:
  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  4. In the right pane, click Dumprep, and then press DELETE.
  5. Restart the computer
     

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Chetan Savade's picture

Good one !!!

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
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Thomas K's picture

Thanks Aniket, this is good information for Windows XP users.

 

Best,

Thomas

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