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    Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
    « on: September 11, 2007, 01:41:10 AM »

    Where can I find this software on my XP Pro or where can I download it to view dumpfiles after a crash?

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      Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
      « Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 01:59:08 AM »

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      Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
      « Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 03:00:20 AM »
      Dumpflop will not let you view anything.   Dumpexam will create a file which you can view but whether the info is of any use is questionable.

      Some info:
      Interpreting dump files
      Three files located on the Windows NT Server 4.0 CD-ROM in the \SUPPORT\DEBUG\I386 or \SUPPORT\DEBUG\ALPHA subdirectories (depending on your platform) assist you in your efforts to groom and analyze your dump data. The three files are: DUMPCHK.EXE, DUMPEXAM.EXE, and DUMPFLOP.EXE.

      DUMPCHK.EXE ensures that your files may be read by a debugger.

      DUMPEXAM.EXE basically creates a text file that contains pertinent information from the Memory.dmp (crash dump) file.

      DUMPFLOP.EXE is, as the name implies, a utility that you can use to write a dump file in segments to the floppy disk. This utility compresses the information so that it may be placed on as few floppy disks as possible. Access to symbols is not required.

      Good luck.

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        Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
        « Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 03:31:42 AM »
        well, if you are already wishing me good luck I think I'll leave this problem  :(

        What is the best way to find out why windows suddenly crashes and restarts without a blue screen?
        What is the best freeware to analyse and repair the problem? I have TuneUp Utilities installed but I think it needs something more powerful to get down to the problem.

        In the device manager there are no errors showing except for a deactivated audio controller that has been there a while. So I couldnt find any IRQ-ressouce conflicts at first view.

        I think this has to do with a software conflict so where do I start?


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        Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
        « Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 03:53:19 AM »
        Do your Event Logs give any problem indications?

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        Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
        « Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 04:04:53 AM »
        Here's a pointer - another poster experienced a problem where a blue screen flashed then the system rebooted.    The problem was defined as being "A single bit ram error in a location used for an important kernel pointer."

        His system ran Win 98, 98se and Linux without problem so the defective bit must have been outside ram used by those systems or in a much less sensitive location.

        I suggest you d/l & run Memtest86.

        Also suggest you disable the Auto Restart feature in order to view the blue screen detail - R.click My Computer>Properties>Advanced Tab>Settings in Startup & Recovery then uncheck the Auto Restart box.  (Note: The foregoing is used in XP Home, Pro might be slightly different).







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        Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
        « Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 08:25:15 AM »
        Same steps for XP Pro Dusty... ;)
           
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        Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
        « Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 03:31:54 PM »
        Same steps for XP Pro Dusty... ;)

        Thank you Patio.

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        Re: Microsoft Dumpflop Utility
        « Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 06:22:13 PM »
        You're more than Welcome as always...
           
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