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I've done some more thinking about this. It was most likely a stray cosmic ray... probably a muon that struck one of your sticks of RAM in the state capacitor and flipped a bit. This probably caused notepad (even though it wasn't running) to determine that it needed to flush it's contents to disk. After calling EseDiskFlushConsistency... your hard drives all spun up at the same time... and all of the zero point energy was consumed in your power supply and this resulted in a bugcheck 0x9F - DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. This massive consumption of energy opened a miniature black hole and it consumed your minidump... that's why you can't find it.
Trust me, that's exactly how it happened. Happens all the time.
My machine has not restarted and I didn't delete the memory.dmp file but now it is gone.
Why would Win10 do that?
Easy... professional criminals always do it... erase traces, so noone can connect you to the crime :P
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I expect the system to do the right thing all the time
Yeah, I understand. People have different expectations... 'The right thing' is relative and while you maybe wanted to keep your minidumps... others may want them cleaned up daily so they don't take up any disk space.
I would be very worried that the last thing it did/attempted/was doing was any sort of disk flush,
and as OP mentioned above looked for the memory.dmp file that disappeared itself without message/log/warning
Boy, that win10 really inspires confidence, not!
And yet they still tell people to upgrade to 10 because it's safer than the old [solid] w7 Have one client using a stock PC running w7 as an app/db server, only been down once in 5 years (2 years ago now) for a scheduled power outage.
w10: no thanks; stick with what actually proven works.
Signature ready for installation. Please Reboot now.
A reboot just bit me too. I had a dozen+ tabs open in two browsers researching something, 2 instances of VS. I was in the other room eating dinner when I hear the BIOS beep from my computer.
Thanks a lot Windows Update KB4074588. That was absolutely not planned or communicated.
The process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe (MYNAMEHERE) has initiated the restart of computer MYNAMEHERE on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: Operating System: Service pack (Planned)
Reason Code: 0x80020010
Shutdown Type: restart
4.2 Magnitude apparently, about 20km NNE from Swansea. A quick check on Google maps, and it was about 5 km from us.
The devastation is horrendous.
(The cat was spooked, and nothing even fell off a shelf.)
Send aid money for rebuilding now! Send it to me, and I'll coordinate it...
Still, explains the series of noises a few days ago: about 4am I was woken by a noise like a Parkinson's patient with a tea cup and saucer. Lasted maybe 30 seconds, then stopped. few minutes later, it's back. Could I find what it was? Nope. Now I know - probably a very small series of foreshocks.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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Griff: Had a quake in Swansea.
You: Perhaps it was the one in Nantes 5 days ago.
Me: Swansea and Nantes are a long way away.
You: I am talking about the one Griff felt a few days ago.
Me: Was he in Nantes then?
You: What are you talking about.
In 2004, there has been an earthquake in Beaume-les-Dames (5.2 magnitude). I was home in Lyon and could feel it since my bookcase became suddenly shaky. Hence my question.
Now, I checked and indeed Swansea in quite far from Nantes. But on a geologic scale, not that far. I thought both these events, happening in a few days' window, could be somehow related.
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