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Old January 18, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Your resident annoying prick here.

I'm looking for a way to read whats in Win 7 dump files and figure out what is causing blue screens.

I don't really want the "blah blah memory or video card is causing it" stuff since, I know for a fact that this is not it.

I KNOW that this particular computer is bsod'ing due to .dll's and software, and I want to rectify it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old January 18, 2011, 07:09 PM
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There should be a file in the system root folder with all the dump files. Look for the last one, it's the file that comes after that one that's usually problematic.
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Old January 18, 2011, 07:25 PM
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There should be a file in the system root folder with all the dump files. Look for the last one, it's the file that comes after that one that's usually problematic.
Thanks, I'll wait for the next bsod and do that!
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while you dont want to hear it, if it encorp's out while prime+3dmark looping you may have a hw problem, and if the drive is at fault too? hoho :)


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Thanks, I'll wait for the next bsod and do that!
Right-click on My Computer, Properties->Advanced System Settings->Under 'Advanced' tab, Startup and Recovery section, click 'settings'->Uncheck 'Automatically restart'

This should keep the blue screen up longer so you can write down the important stuff, such as stop code and any files listed as causing the error.
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I use this to read the dump files:

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Download 'Whocrashed'

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There should be a minidump file in %systemroot%/minidump, you can do it the MSFT way (PITA) or use BlueScreenView or other 3rd party tools (way easier)

How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging
Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files.
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Thanks for the tips guys. Really appreciate it... :)

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while you dont want to hear it, if it encorp's out while prime+3dmark looping you may have a hw problem, and if the drive is at fault too? hoho :)


gl bud
It's not HW. This guy destroys computers and I'm trying to prove to the ****** that there is no reason to download porn and that you can get your rocks off on streaming porn just as easily.

I could build a computer from scratch for him and he'll have it BSOD within days due to all the crap he installs.

I did a full format and and install - by the next weekend I was at his house he had THREE "search bars" installed from various sites, a screensaver, and some program called "donkeydicks" that you run and it changes all your icons to naked animations of ugly chicks ala duke nukem style and changes sounds to moan and groan when things happen in windows.
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allrighty, sorry to doubt ya then. i guess hes so hardcore into it then not even the av can do anything about it.

theres only one thing for him, work from live cd, and save stuff on external hard drive or something. no other way to be free of

that crap. point taken.
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allrighty, sorry to doubt ya then. i guess hes so hardcore into it then not even the av can do anything about it.

theres only one thing for him, work from live cd, and save stuff on external hard drive or something. no other way to be free of

that crap. point taken.
Hahaha, hope you don't think I was annoyed with your suggestion. I wasn't, and I do appreciate your input.

I just waned to enlighten you with regards to my friend and tell you a funny story :P
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