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Windows Blue-screen-of-death (bsod) Viewer A small utility to help track down whats causing your BSOD

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Hey everyone, just sharing this really neat tool.

A few months back, my laptop had a virus in it's HAL.DLL that kept giving me a BSOD about 10 minutes after each reboot. On another PC, I searched the internet for help - and up popped this neat program.

NirSoft's BlueScreenView

DescriptionBlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).
For each crash displayed in the upper pane, you can view the details of the device drivers loaded during the crash in the lower pane. BlueScreenView also mark the drivers that their addresses found in the crash stack, so you can easily locate the suspected drivers that possibly caused the crash.

Spent a week trying to fix the repeating BSOD, and once I found this I fixed the error / removed the virus (by replacing my hal.dll with one from the CD) and back up and running within a half hour. About 25 minutes of that was rebooting/copying the dll.

They also have applications for Vista/7 to view application crash logs, never tried it though.

Best wishes to all of you!

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okay, this is actually a very handy tool, it's at least more easy than having to write down the STOP code or looking it up in the log files. It's also a handy tool to show your system administrator that there is something wrong with your laptop and that it's BSOD'ing twice a day ;) .

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