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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:43:55 AM

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

hello,

about every other time i turn on my computer running windows xp, i get
a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) moments after turning it on. i have been
working hard to try and diagnose the problem. i would like to manually
submit a crash dump to microsoft for analysis to try and find the
source of the problem. unfortunately, the error reporting service
built into xp doesn't seem to be offering me the option to send an
error report (ie upload the dump to microsoft), even though i enabled
error reporting and creating memory dumps on my system. so, i would
like to manually submit a memory dump to microsoft. can someone tell
me how this is done?

the process seems to be described at the link below, but when i go to
the recommended website, i don't see an option for submitting the error
report. am i missing something here??

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 6:30:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (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)

If the above is too technical then email the crash dump files to davidc @ mvps.org. Don't send me lots of them. Just the one from your last crash after you turn verifier on. And only one per mail.

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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<calvinburnes@gmail.com> wrote in message news:1124250235.050903.204960@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> hello,
>
> about every other time i turn on my computer running windows xp, i get
> a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) moments after turning it on. i have been
> working hard to try and diagnose the problem. i would like to manually
> submit a crash dump to microsoft for analysis to try and find the
> source of the problem. unfortunately, the error reporting service
> built into xp doesn't seem to be offering me the option to send an
> error report (ie upload the dump to microsoft), even though i enabled
> error reporting and creating memory dumps on my system. so, i would
> like to manually submit a memory dump to microsoft. can someone tell
> me how this is done?
>
> the process seems to be described at the link below, but when i go to
> the recommended website, i don't see an option for submitting the error
> report. am i missing something here??
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...
>
!