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HoboBen
Created : 23 November 2011
 

Analysing a BSOD windows minidump



http://elliottback.com/wp/how-to-analyze-windows-xp-bsod-minidump-files/
Skyrim gave me a two BSODs today after updating my graphics driver. I had also updated my firewall, so I didn't know for certain what to blame.

I've linked to a pretty good guide to debugging the windows mini dumps, turns out it was the updated audio driver which caused the problem. If I had just guessed, I wouldn't have fixed it.

 

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 15:01
JL235
And if you hadn't of debugged it, I bet you'd be blaming Microsoft or Bethesda for your woes. It's really unfair the flack that MS get over BSODs, because the majority are caused by non-Microsoft code, such as audio driver.

NVidia alone was responsible for something like 60% of all Windows errors (any error reported by Windows, including non-BSODs) shortly after the new graphics driver model was introduced in Vista.

It's not very recent, but there is an interesting Channel 9 video on debugging BSODs here.