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How to access dump files (Windows 7)

Postby Neptune24 » Sun May 12, 2013 6:22 am

Hi Guys

Very simple request today.

My PC has BSODed a few times over the last couple of weeks and in order to find out what has caused the issue I need to look into the dump files that are created.

How do I gain access to them?? When I copy the file path that is given it says access denied. I am an administrator which clearly isn't enough.

Thank you for any help.

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Re: How to access dump files (Windows 7)

Postby egloeckle » Mon May 13, 2013 11:11 am

I doubt you have access to visual studio or you probably wouldnt be asking this. Assuming that the non-VS way of doing it is described at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263

Another helpful tool I have used when not having VS on a machine is BlueScreenView which is located at http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Edit: just realized you may be saying you cant access the %systemroot%\minidump folder? If you are an administrator it should prompt you to set the permissions so you can get in. If not, you will have to do it manually which may require you to take ownership of the folder, ok out of the properties dialog, then go back in and add the permissions.
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Re: How to access dump files (Windows 7)

Postby kenc51 » Mon May 13, 2013 2:13 pm

Chown me dump.whatever
Chattr -i dump.whatever
Chmod 740 dump.whatever

wait, sudo.................

Damn, wrong OS

Sorry Neptune Im just kidding, I don't know Windows stuff anymore
I wish I could help
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Re: How to access dump files (Windows 7)

Postby egloeckle » Mon May 13, 2013 10:00 pm

kenc51 wrote:Chown me dump.whatever
Chattr -i dump.whatever
Chmod 740 dump.whatever

wait, sudo.................

Damn, wrong OS

Sorry Neptune Im just kidding, I don't know Windows stuff anymore
I wish I could help


kernel dumps on linux arent any better. On the occasion I have to dig through those I die a bit inside....
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Re: How to access dump files (Windows 7)

Postby Neptune24 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:18 pm

Thanks anyway guys I shall try the nirsoft

And no it didn't ask it just saaid access denied

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