Manually Creating a Dump File
In some cases, Alpha Technical support will require you send in a dump file that was manually created.
To force a dump file to be created from the Alpha Anywhere Application, follow the instructions below.
Alpha Anywhere is a 32-bit application. The standard task manager is a 64-bit process and creates 64-bit dumps of 32-bit processes which Visual Studio does not like.
To create a 32-bit dump, you can run the 32-bit task manager (c:\Windows\SysWOW64\taskmgr.exe.)
To get a 32-bit dump file on a 64-bit version of Windows for a 32-bit process:
You can confirm that the task manager is the 32-bit version because the Name column on the Processes tab will have an entry with the value "Task Manager (32 bit)".
Select the "Details" tab
To create a dump for the Application Server, select the process called A5ApplicationServer.exe.
To create a dump for the Developer IDE, select the process called alpha5.exe.
Right-click the process and select "Create Dump File" from the context menu.
Open the file location when the process completes to access the dump file.