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Windows 7: Cant get minidumps, followed tutorial, still no go.


25 Dec 2011   #1

Win7 64 bit
 
 
Cant get minidumps, followed tutorial, still no go.

I'm getting a lot of BSOD's due to kernel power 41 issue lately, in gaming and web surfing. Have read tutorials on the site and I get the basic gist of what to do - set up minidumps, look at them using Whocrashed etc then work out what may be the cause.

Problem is that after following the guide at Dump File - Change Default Location
I had to create it(c:\windows\Minidump) , then I made sure that small mem dump is selected, no reboot and the directory is the default %SystemRoot%\Minidump.However, I still dont get anything in the minidump folder! Any ideas?

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25 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BSquad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Set it to give you a "Kernal memory dump" instead for C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD


Then after your next BSOD, please follow the link below to post your dump file.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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29 Dec 2011   #3

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Ok, did what you said and recreated the bluescreen scenario. For what its worth, the bluescreens happen mostly when gaming (currently skyrim) and I transition a level (ie loading from one area to the next).
I still cant see any files in either the minidump or widows root directory ! However...files attatched...Attachment 190471

Attachment 190472
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02 Jan 2012   #4

Win7 64 bit
 
 
Halleluljah !

After getting very frustrated with the recurring BSOD's I embarked on an aggressive uninsntall of all unecessary software, thinking that may help - made no difference. Then I downloaded memtest and tested each of the 4 1GB sticks of ram...and what do you know one of them was throwing a LOT of errors. The other 2 were fine and 1 would throw one error maybe every second pass.

Now running the machine on 3 gb of ram and no BSOD's in 2 days of 8 hrs plus uptime !
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02 Jan 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news. Thank you for posting back with your findings and results.
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