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By chris.nwankwo ·
Could someone tell me the various ways I can track down information from a dr.watson dump file. For example interprete memory address references and debugging information.

Also is there any utility that can assist you interprete infomation from ablue screen of death

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by mark_lt In reply to NT Crashes

Go to http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN&LN=EN-US

from there you can find the answers to nearly all of your BSOD

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by Gary Sharp In reply to NT Crashes

If you are getting regular Dr Watson errors, get the symol libary for the app that causes the problem. MS can supply symbol libs for most MS apps. This allows Dr Watson logs to refer to app calls rather than memory locations - makes them much easierto read.

Also , look at getting the 'checked' version of any files that are involved - this version gives much more debug info - but beware of the pwerformance hit this causes - you dont want to run it all the time everywhere!

cheers

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by SFO Farmer In reply to NT Crashes

If you don't want to wait around for your blue screen of death- there is an utility that will convert it to a text file called blue save:

http://www.sysinternals.com/bluesave.htm

The free version will work for three dumps. Its a lot easier than trying to send a 256MB file.

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by TonyM In reply to NT Crashes

Technet has an article called "Demystifying the Blue Screen of Death". I believe it was in December99issue(or any issue after). Technet should help you resolve your Dr Watson ?'s as well. Hope this helps.

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