Method 1: Analyze Memory Dump Files using BlueScreenView

How to Read Memory Dump Files in Windows 10

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:22 AM

Method 1: Analyze Memory Dump Files using BlueScreenView

1.From NirSoft Website download the latest version of BlueScreenView according to your version of Windows.

2.Extract the zip file you download and then double-click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the application.

3.The program will automatically search for the MiniDump files at the default location which is C:\Windows\Minidump.

4.Now if you want to analyze a particular .dmp file then just drag and drop that file to BlueScreenView application and the program will read the minidump file easily.

5.You will see the following information at the top of the BlueScreenView:

·        The name of the Minidump file: 082516-12750-01.dmp. Here 08 is the month, 25 is the date, and 16 is the year of the dump file.

·        Crash Time is simply when the crash happens: 26-08-2016 02:40:03

·        Bug Check String is the error code: DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION

·        Bug Check Code is the STOP error: 0x000000c9

·        Then there will be Bug Check Code Parameters

·        The most important section is Caused By Driver: VerifierExt.sys

6.In the lower part of the screen, the driver which caused the error will be highlighted.

7.Now you have all the information about the error you could easily search the web for the following:

Bug Check String + Caused by Driver eg: DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION VerifierExt.sys

Bug Check String + Bug Check Code eg: DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION 0x000000c9

8.Or simply you can right-click on the minidump file inside the BlueScreenView and click “Google Search – Bug Check + Driver“.

9.Use this information to troubleshoot the cause and fix the error. And this is the end of the guide How to Read Memory Dump Files in Windows 10 using BlueScreenView.



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