Windows Wont Minidump?

Compaq / S5000j
April 12, 2009 at 10:04:56
Specs: Windows XP Pro
Ok i don't get it, I cant get Windows XP Pro to mini dump, i have set the mini dump settings to Small Mini dump 64K, but it wont dump, I've tried changing the Directery where it dumps but no luck. Im getting a consent BSOD for IRQL_DRIVER_EQUAL_OR_LESS (Pretty sad when i remember actually what it is) and i cant debug it because it wont dump.

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#1
April 12, 2009 at 15:59:29
I wouldn't get to excited about the mini_dump as wont give you a lot of information to enable you to solve the problem. The best place to look for that in in the Event Viewer.

The mini-dump is for sending to Microsoft for their programmers to look at and contains a dump of they system state at the time the error occurred, registry value, memory contents and the like. Unless you have access to information on the inner workings of Windows it wont make much sense to you.

IRQL_DRIVER_EQUAL_OR_LESS is often caused by a hardware error or sometime a corrupted drive. The error codes that came with the BSOD will give you far more information than the mini dump will.

Stuart


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#2
April 12, 2009 at 17:45:31
If you use a program like windebug, the mini dump might be useful.

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