QGIS 2.8.2 on windows 8.1 produces the below error every time it is closed.

Anyone have any ideas as to why or possible fixes ?minidump

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    Welcome to GIS:SE Jay! Could be due to a number of reasons. I experienced this when I used a plugin which still retained shapefile data after I closed the project. QGIS didn't like that. Perhaps disabling plugins you don't often use?
    – Joseph
    Sep 1, 2015 at 15:15
  • You could also consider reinstalling QGIS, sometimes uninstalling and deleting registry keys related to QGIS can solve some problems.
    – Joseph
    Sep 2, 2015 at 9:10
  • I had the same problem. It was solved when I installed QGIS 2.10.1.
    – Nahas
    Sep 2, 2015 at 15:18

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in the past when I disabled my plugins, the minidump error message didn't go away

But when I just moved (or cleared) the contents of the plugin folder, that is C:\Users\Rob.qgis2\python\plugins, the minidump error stopped

then I just re-installed my plugins one by one. I have also done this to improve QGIS loading speed. Eventually too many or a particular plugin that I haven't isolated bogs my QGIS system down.

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