Can I delete LiveKernelReports Watchdog .dmp?


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I have a Watchdog .dmp of 9.5GB. Can this be deleted?
 

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Yes.
 

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What creates Watchdog .dmp and why is it so large?
 

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Is the LiveKernalReports folder a new folder name for memory dumps in Windows 11?
 

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No.
Mini, memory, livekernel, etc. have their respective files / locations.
 

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No.
Mini, memory, livekernel, etc. have their respective files / locations.
So what is different about livekernal? Is livekernal new to Windows 11?
 

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There are files that do not exist after a clean install and are generated by the Windows operating system.

Windows may or may not have problems and creates reports / new entries in the event viewer.

Livekernelreports, mini, and memory dumps are a few of the many different types of files that are generated by Windows.

These were / are available when using Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, etc.
 

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What normally causes/creates a livekernalreport dump? System failure? Are livekernal related to the system failure setting in System properties?

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No, LiveKernelReports dump files are created by WER for troubleshooting purposes. It's just to provide additional logging for applications if a warning or recoverable error occurs. I would not worry about them.

Here's some additional information from MSDN:

A kernel live dump is effective for a category of problems where something is taking a long time, and yet nothing is technically failing.

These were / are available when using Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, etc.
I don't remember them being mentioned at all on Windows 7 machines? The article which I mentioned states that they were introduced with Windows 8.1?
 

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I don't remember them being mentioned at all on Windows 7 machines? The article which I mentioned states that they were introduced with Windows 8.1?

I had a lot of them in windows 7. I was suffering from a timeout detection and recovery problem then. Bug check codes were: 0x0116 and 0x117

It is possible that they have changed since then.
 

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Those are BSODs and not related to Live Kernel Reports.

They created dump files in C: \ Windows \ LiveKernelReports
And, 0x00000117 is kernel live dump code
 

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Apologises, I can stand corrected!

Stop 0x116 is a BSOD bugcheck only code, whereas, 0x117 appears to be a BSOD bugcheck code and a live kernel report code.
 

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