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1. Configure for a large dump model — A complete memory dump, which is written to the %SystemRoot%\Memory.dmp folder.

The paging file on the boot volume must be large enough to hold all of the physical RAM plus 1 MB.

The default type of memory dump is the small memory dump. To change or view the settings for the type of memory dump, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, double-click System, and then click the Advanced tab.
3. Click Settings in the Startup and Recovery area.
4. View or change the type of memory dump under Write debugging information.

2. Download and install the debugging tools for Windows 32-bit: … llx86.mspx

3. Download and install, (Important: install to the folder C:\Symbols), the Appropriate Symbol package: … olpkg.mspx

4. To make life easier, download and install DebugWiz:
Install this to C:\Windows so that it can be found in your Path.

Now the next time your computer shows a BSOD:

For non-BSOD crashes, the program crash dump is probably located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson\user.dmp

For BSOD events, “Blue Screens of Death”: the dump file will be found at c:\MEMORY.DMP ; or (for Mini-dumps) in C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\

* Find your copy of DebugWiz.exe and run it.
* Select a dump using the tool and ‘generate log’
* Open the file c:\debuglog.txt in notepad

You can paste the log back to the Forum.

Additional Reading:

See the 3-Part discussion by Ken Schaefer on 0x0A errors due to driver issues. The methods apply to any driver-related BSOD event. The discussion shows how to use the Windows debugger, as well as driver utilities such as Driver Verifier and the use of Special Pools. … art-1.aspx … art-2.aspx … /1005.aspx

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