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Windows 7: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.

03 Jan 2013   #1

W7 64 bit
%1 is not a valid Win32 application.

I have windows 7 64 bit and i dled and installed windows debugging tool from here Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8
i'm aware it's for windows 8 but a thread on this forum directed me to it for windows 7 so.. idk. and i couldn't find w7 versions

after installed, i tried to open a .dmp file from C:\windows\minidump but i got this error

did i install the right one? i'm having such a hard time opening these files just to find how why i've been bsoding so much recently ><

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03 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 x64

using the debugger isn't really all that easy.
Just to start from the beginning have you set up the symbol library for it?
Use the Microsoft Symbol Server to obtain debug symbol files

It would probably be easier to just upload a couple of dumps here and let someone with it all set up already do it. As you'll also need to know several of the console commands in the debugger to actually get any useful information out of it.

Also, make sure you are opening a crash dump, and not opening an application with the debugger.
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03 Jan 2013   #3

W7 64 bit

ohh.. yeah that sounds complicated i'm not that good with programming so i think i'll just upload it for someone to help me =\
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