The Physical Memory Dump error is characterized by having a “blue screen” that appears randomly on your system, showing the error message. This is often referred to as the “blue screen of death” or a “fatal Windows error”, and shows when your system has a problem so severe that it cannot continue running in that computing session.
This error might seem nondescript, but the fact is that it’s shown for a specific reason – this error is shown when Windows tries to “dump” your current Windows settings to your hard drive in order to prevent any damage to your system. Because any errors that cause your PC to restart could cause major damage to the likes of your system files, hard drive and other settings, the Physical Memory Dump error is shown to actually save these settings in case of a crash. This means that if you want to fix this error, you need to be able to repair the problems that are causing your system to restart.
Physical Memory Dump errors are caused by two differing problems – the first being hardware & the second being software. The hardware problems are very easy to fix, as they are all the same. The hardware issue on your system is caused when your computer has incompatible hardware on it – meaing that if you’ve recently upgraded your PC, or added anything like a USB drive, then it’s important that you remove all the potential hardware conflicts to make your system run smoother.
If you have not changed / added anything to the hardware of your PC recently, you need to then look at the software issues that cause the problem. The major software issue is down to software programs being unable to read / process their various files & settings that they need to run. Unfortunately, this is a big problem as it means that whenever you try and use certain software tools, they will just cause your PC to restart. You can tell if this is a problem if you find your computer restarting when you use a certain piece of software on it. To fix this, it’s advisable that you reinstall the software causing the problem.
If you find your computer showing this error randomly, it suggests that you have a problem with the “registry” of Windows. The registry is a central database which stores vital settings your PC requires to run, allowing your computer to recall 100’s of settings your system requires to run. Unfortunately, the registry is also one of the biggest causes of problems for the typical Windows system as it will continually become damaged & corrupted, leading your computer to take longer to load up, slowing it down & causing errors. Not many people know this, the main cause of the Physical Memory Dump error is actually caused by your system’s inability to process the registry settings it needs. To fix this error, you should look to use a ‘registry cleaner’ program to fix the various registry errors inside your system.