hi . i installed SP2 yesterday , and tried out my games and applications to make sure they all worked . everything seemed ok . Then i was playing the sims 2 (just got it yesterday) for a few hours and my computer suddenly reset itself . When it booted back up it said "windows has recovered from a serious error , a minidump has been created" . ive found the minidumps , but cant read them as they are in .DMP form . Been using the PC today ok today , but im paraniod about what caused it . 1)how do i read the minidump ??? doesnt it appear as a text file as well?? 2)think it might have ben caused by SP2 ?? , seems a coincidence ive never had a crash till a few hours after installing SP2 . 3)Could it have been the sims2 tht caused the computer to reset and display this error ?? 4) is it as serious as it sounds ?? or possibly a one off??