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Windows 7: Cannot Open Mini Dump Files


17 Nov 2011   #1

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Cannot Open Mini Dump Files

Whenever I try to open or look at a mini dump file, the symbol for the file looks like the media center symbol. When I click on the symbol, media center opens. I have uninstalled my debugger (reads the mini dumps) to no avail. Any help?
Moderators, please, do not move this post since the advice of the BSOD people is needed.

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17 Nov 2011   #2

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Hate having to ask but have you associated "DMP" files with Windbg in cpanel?
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17 Nov 2011   #3

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"WinDbg"
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17 Nov 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Hate having to ask but have you associated "DMP" files with Windb in cpanel?
Yes, I did Ken and it solved the media center problem, but still cannot open the files.
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18 Nov 2011   #5

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Figured

what happens? do you get an error?

What has changed from when it did work till now?
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18 Nov 2011   #6

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Nothing has changed. I wanted to do a BSOD in Vista. I noticed right away that the minidump icons on the reports submitted by the OP was different, it looked like the icon for media center. I clicked on it and media center openend. I went to Associations and noticed that .dmp was openend by media center. I changed the association. Now, the media center icon is gone, but replaced by an icon that I do not recognized. When I click on it the .dmp and begins to open, but then it says that it is not a legal 32 procedure. I have 64 bit Seven. Will you be kind enough to give me the links to install Windbg? I tried to reinstall, but to no avail. Perhaps, if I used different links.
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20 Nov 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Nothing has changed. I wanted to do a BSOD in Vista. I noticed right away that the minidump icons on the reports submitted by the OP was different, it looked like the icon for media center. I clicked on it and media center openend. I went to Associations and noticed that .dmp was openend by media center. I changed the association. Now, the media center icon is gone, but replaced by an icon that I do not recognized. When I click on it the .dmp and begins to open, but then it says that it is not a legal 32 procedure. I have 64 bit Seven. Will you be kind enough to give me the links to install Windbg? I tried to reinstall, but to no avail. Perhaps, if I used different links.
Sorry Rich here it one. Debugging Tools for Windows 64-bit Version

Also that error is generated sometimes on mine as well when the symbol directory and the app directory aren't in path.
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21 Nov 2011   #8

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Thanks Ken, but tried that one already and did not work.
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21 Nov 2011   #9

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Where did you install the Debugger? Did you let it defaut to Program Files?
What happens when you double-click WinDbg.exe? Does it start?
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21 Nov 2011   #10

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It does begin to start bug very quickly I see a notice that this is not a permitted action.
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