2 days ago bsod when windows update

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by Viljami, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Viljami

    Viljami New Member

    Oct 17, 2014
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    So i updated my computer 2 days ago and it kept bringing me bsod's.
    I then returned my computer to a save point 2 days ago. What went wrong?
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Aug 28, 2007
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    It could be that whatever the update was for the download was either corrupted or created some instability within the system. When Windows has a blue screen event the details can be captured on what's called a Dump file. To make sure your system is producing dump files when blue screening ensure your settings are like this:

    Go to Start and type in sysdm.cpl and press Enter
    Click on the Advanced tab
    Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
    Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked
    Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box
    Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump << where your .dmp files can be
    found later.
    Click and apply to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

    The dump files can be found in a folder marked 'Minidump' which is located in the main Windows folder. If you get such an event again read the thread found here and post the results:

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