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Windows 7: Force a crash - How do I?


13 Apr 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Force a crash - How do I?

Good People,
Am in a learning and testing phase and need to be able to easily and quickly force a crash. More specifically I need a minidump file from my computer.

All of these people getting unwanted crashes and I want to crash.

Thanks, Karl

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13 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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13 Apr 2010   #3

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

um...first thing I can think of would be end task on critical system stuff, maybe lsass or an scvhost, but I dont want you to brick your computer.... lol living on the edge huh?


Beat me to another post john lol I like your suggestion better than mine
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13 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote:
"CrashOnCtrlScroll".
wow. all I can think is
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13 Apr 2010   #5

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

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13 Apr 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Will be trying the end critical task approach here in a second and why?

1. No scroll lock key on my keyboard and recommendation required
  1. Editing registry--did that and checked carefully twice
  2. holding down right ctrl key and tapping on Scroll Lock twice.
    tried using the on-screen keyboard and still no go.
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13 Apr 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK chaps,

I need help big time.

First, as i posted before the Ctrl plus twice scroll lock doesn't work for me.

I tried ending process for isass- no success.
I tried ending process for only the lord knows how many svchost processes - no success.

My actions would sometimes result in the system rebooting but not blue screen and no minidump file.

Would one of you, without a scroll lock key on your keyboard, try to force a BSOD?

Here's all of these good people with umpteen blue screens and I can't even get one!

Guess I would have other options if I was using a desktop but I'm using my toshiba satellite laptop.

Thanks,
Karl
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13 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
That is friggin awesome!
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13 Apr 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Been there, Done that.

Notice that the procedure requires a scroll lock key.

I tried using osk (the on screen keyboard). I tried using Pause/Break.

And yes, I edited the registry and must have checked what I added about 5 times and I've edited the registry numerous times, ever since Win 95 days.
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13 Apr 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Update: At least when I rt-click on a process in Task Manager, one of the options iis "Create dump file" which I'm using for now. The dump file is placed in %Temp%
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