Windows 10: How to view my .dmp files

  1.    03 Apr 2016 #1

    How to view my .dmp files


    For Windows 7 I used to use Bluescreeneventviewer to find out the error type when I would crash but since it doesn't work for me with W10 I am unsure how to view them and they are stored differently than before. Instead of a Minidump folder they are in C:/Windows/LiveKernelReports/WATCHDOG
    I have had issues where my monitors crash while I am playing a game and have a video on my other monitor and both go black, say "No Signal Detected", and then I have to manually restart my PC.

    I am fine with trying to troubleshoot it by myself but I am unsure of where to start since I cannot see what kind of error my drivers are having. I have done numerous clean installations, rolled back, re-seated RAM and tested with memtest, cleaned out my PC and I don't really know what to do next. I have a brand new PSU so I don't think power is the issue because my old one was much worse and it ran it fine.

    I appreciate any assistance and .dmp viewer recommendations!
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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #2

    3 Ways to Analyze Memory Dump (.dmp) File • Raymond.CC

    I used WhoCrashed and it automatically told me what driver was at fault, but after a dead end for me because the driver that caused the crash was a system file. A BIOS upgrade, along with Microsoft updates, seems to have fixed the problem for me.
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  3.    04 Apr 2016 #3

    I'm a big fan of Nir Sofer's utilities, available at nirsoft.net. His BlueScreenView tool is very good at showing info from minidump and full crash dump files. He also has tools for crashed applications (WinCrashReport) and application hangs (WhatIsHang). Generally his stuff is worth checking out, and also very often worth using.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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       04 Apr 2016 #4

    socklosk said: View Post
    3 Ways to Analyze Memory Dump (.dmp) File € Raymond.CC

    I used WhoCrashed and it automatically told me what driver was at fault, but after a dead end for me because the driver that caused the crash was a system file. A BIOS upgrade, along with Microsoft updates, seems to have fixed the problem for me.
    That's what I see a lot occuring, those programs aren't that reliable when it comes to proper analysing.
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