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Mini-dump error

by hoosierfjc / April 5, 2005 7:04 AM PDT

Within the last two weeks I've had several mini-dumps! I get the error reading as follows:


I DO NOT run SP2, have plenty of memory, no viruses, and a relatively good running machine.

Any ideas/suggestions/opinions. Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Look for more clues in your EVENT VIEWER
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2005 7:12 AM PDT
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And share them here.

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by hoosierfjc / April 6, 2005 7:48 AM PDT

I'm not sure where to find the EV? Is this something I should know right off-hand. Can you enlighten me! Thank you.... I always share! or try to when my memory serves me properly:-))

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Press Start, Help and Support.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 7:57 AM PDT
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Type in Event Viewer.

Also, notes this tool.


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Go to the control panel
by glb613 / April 6, 2005 10:26 AM PDT
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then administrative tools. Open event viewer then system. There you will have errors marked in red.

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(NT) (NT) - Thank you very much for your time!
by hoosierfjc / April 9, 2005 8:40 AM PDT
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Same Problem
by MeatWagon / April 26, 2005 11:58 PM PDT
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I am having the same problem as you, you are not alone. I was wondering if you can change settings for dump priorities. This is super frustrating especially because i play RPGS online. Any help would be well appreciated.

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Dr. Watson
by Rich G. / April 27, 2005 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Same Problem

Dr. Watson will create a dump file everytime there is an unhandled error if you, open up a command window and type 'drwtsn32 -i'. The Dr. Watson log file name is Drwtsn32.log.
To gather more info regarding the error, you may want to install the Debugging Symbols from Installing the symbols goes like this
- Create the folder %systemroot%\symbols
- Download the symbols to the folder
- Right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Go to the Advanced tab and choose the Environment Variables button. Click the New button to enter a new environment variable, which will be '_NT_SYMBOL_PATH' in the environment variable name field. Then enter the path of the Debugging Symbols folder that you create in the first step in the Variable Value text box.
Now you can configure Dr. Watson by typing in 'drwtsn32.exe' in the RUN box and hitting Enter. The settings are for the most part up to a support engineer that you must contact, but this offers a more personalized and direct approach to basic Windows error reporting.

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