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    Deleting the "Minidump" folder

    I just figured/found out about this little item.

    I was having a problem with Microsoft Windows telling me it had "recovered from a serious error" even after replacing the motherboard...come to find out I really had no problems whatsoever..it was the "Minidump" folder that was giving feedback based on my old board..so I deleted it and rebooted...no problems now!

    I wish the motherboard manuals would've said something..of course it is automatically assumed that when one replaces the motherboard that you are also putting in a new and consequently empty HD..

    Every day one learns just a wee bit more I suppose.
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    Not neccessarily a new hard drive, but a new install of windows. While windows can move to a new chipset if you edit some system files first, it is not reccomeneded. Windows hates a new chipset, it needs to be configured to work with it, this is why you should plan for a reformat when you change out your mobo. If you just put in a new mobo and deleted a folder I expect you will run into some problems a little down the road, like when you try to play a game or something your system might lock up or something like that.

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    Well..Windows created a new "Minidump" folder and since then I have not received any more Microsoft Error Reports.

    I also emptied all the Temp Folders as well...I might still reformat but so far so good...And the Windows Device Manager seems to readily recognize the new Motherboard and all...

    But I agree..I might still have to do a reformat...just to be safe.
    Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return.
    To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.
    That is Alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange.
    In those days we really believed that to be the worlds one, and only truth.
    - FullMetal Alchemist

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