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Windows 7: PC keeps crashing and no minidump is being created.

27 Sep 2014   #1
beeseumz

Windows 7 Ultimatex64
 
 
PC keeps crashing and no minidump is being created.

I will be playing a game on my new PC and it will randomly freeze every now and then. When I restart it there is no error being registered and no minidump file created. What do I do?


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27 Sep 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sounds like overheating to me.
Install a program like SpeedFan and monitor temps.
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27 Sep 2014   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Is the PC configured to create a dump file ?
This tutorial by Brink explains this.
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
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27 Sep 2014   #4
beeseumz

Windows 7 Ultimatex64
 
 

I set up the dump file, and It is not overheating. That was the first thing I checked. Since it is only happening while playing games I tried reinstalling my driver. If it happens again hopefully it will create a dump file. Thanks..
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27 Sep 2014   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try force a BSOD.

Please do the following:

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Driver Verifier will cause your computer to run very sluggishly - this is normal. What it is trying to do is force your system to BSOD and isolate the offending driver/s. When it does, reboot, disable driver verifier, reboot as normal and upload the new dmp file/s here.

I recommend creating a system restore point before turning on driver verifier:
System Restore Point - Create

If your system fails to boot to desktop once driver verifier is enabled, turn it off by booting into Safe Mode:
Safe Mode
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27 Sep 2014   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You also need to have a pagefile on the [C] drive to create a dump file.
Good luck with it.
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