Enable Manual Crash Feature (Windows 2000)

Microsoft Windows 2000 includes a feature that enables you to have the system stop responding and generate a Memory.dmp file (crash to blue-screen) by using a button combination on the keyboard.

This "feature" is disabled by default. To enable this feature, open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value called "CrashOnCtrlScroll" and set it to "1" to enable keyboard initiated crashes.

After restarting the computer, you can generate a system to stop responding by holding down the right CTRL key and pressing the SCROLL LOCK key twice.

Note : Pressing left CTRL key does not generate the system to stop responding.

Registry Settings
System Key : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters]
Value Name : CrashOnCtrlScroll
Data Type : REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data : (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.