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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 3:52:27 AM

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Dear all
Please help me to find
How to open and diagnos *.dmp file ?
and
What are the symbol file ?

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Thanks and Regard
Mayur.S

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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 8:58:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Type verifier in Start Run, follow the wizard but choose All Drivers. This will slow down your computer and cause more blue screen crashes but will pinpoint what is causing the crash (if the original error message didn't). Once you fix it you rerun verifier and turn it off.

If you can't start after enabling verifier
choose Last Known Good Configuration at the Failed Boot menu (which will
start without verifier).


You will be creating a crash dump file in c:\windows\minidump every blue screen. Make sure you are set to record minidumps (Small Memory Dumps) - type it in Help to see how.

Then

If you have the XP SP2 Security Update CD (else see
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/­devtools/debugging/symbolpkg.m­spx
)


Install symbols from <CD Drive Letter>:\SUPPORT\SYMBOLS

Download
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/instal...

Load the crash dump file into windbg
and read what it says. You may need to tell it where the symbols are. Read it.
Type
!Analyze -v
into Windbg's command line.
(this will hopefully tell you the faulty component)


You can look up specific details here
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

If it indicates faulty memory might be the cause you can get a memory tester
here
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/wi­ndiag.asp


If it mentions a core windows system file, meaning it a MS fix is required,
upload a minidump to

http://oca.microsoft.com

Also try typing the main error code in Help while online (ie,
Stop 0x50
and also try in the 8 digit form
stop 0x00000050)
and if there are too many hits use a filename if available. Generally memory
addresses are different for each computer (as each computer has a different
mix of drivers) so parameters that are memory addresses aren't that useful for searching, but NTStatus codes are (plus you can look them up here http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/mingw/w32api/incl...).




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"Mayur Sharma" <MayurSharma@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:41F69361-7B1A-4C3A-9C53-09E32F63F5A5@microsoft.com...
> Dear all
> Please help me to find
> How to open and diagnos *.dmp file ?
> and
> What are the symbol file ?
>
> --
> Thanks and Regard
> Mayur.S
!