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Opening and reading .dmp files


Seadog
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My second pc, running Windows Xp is occasionally randomly re-booting and telling me that the system has recovered from a serious error.

I have run sfc, updated graphics drivers and run memtest which shows the RAM to be ok. The machine is still randomly re-booting.

I have saved the .dmp files and would like to check them with dumpchk.exe to try and find what is causing the re-boots. However, it means running the command from a command prompt, something I am not good at. At all.

Can anyone please help by writing down exactly what I have to put in the command line, with spaces etc. as I am getting nowhere!.........

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xania

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the command line will read

'Type' followed by space then the file name.dmp

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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This Blue Scree viewer is easier

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xania

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Sorry, but I misread your query. I presume you have seen this not particularly helpful Microsoft support page

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315271

I would think the command line to examine the .dmp file would read

DUMPCHK -e thefilename.dmp i.e with a space either side of the "-e"

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Seadog

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Thanks for that xania, but I used the link FruitBat gave and sorted the problem (well, so far at least)worked.

Thanks a lot FruitBat.

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