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How to Read Minidump

I feel really stupid -- this is so basic, but I don't know how to read a minidump file --wordpad tried and failed. Not OS specific, but running XPP SP3 Thx for enlightenment!

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Generally not meant for human consumption...

Minidump files are generally not meant for human consumption, but you can click here for documentation on installing the developer tools used to analyze dump files.

Hope this helps,

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Can't thank you enough for your prompt and efficient reply. An answer that is just what I could have wished for! Rolling up my sleeves and digging in to follow the path to find further answers to my problems, no matter how dirty they are (problems, or answers).

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No problem...

Quick note about opening such files in the future: Notepad and Wordpad often stop responding/crash when attempting to load files that contain large amounts of text, especially when there are a lot on non-printable characters involved. Since that's frequently the case with system files, using a third-party program, such as Notepad++, helps when there isn't a file-specific viewer readily available.


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