Read Minidump

By Turbine951
May 3, 2006
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  1. Hey, I have a friend who needs his minidump read. Because his computer restarts for fun.. Here it is..
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    It`s difficult to be sure from only one minidump.

    Your friends minidump crashes at nv4_mini.sys. This is part of the Nvidia graphics card drivers. It has a bugcheck of EA.

    0x000000EA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER

    A device driver problem has caused the system to pause indefinitely (hang). Typically, this is caused by a display driver waiting for the video hardware to enter an idle state. This might indicate a hardware problem with the video adapter, or a faulty video driver.

    As you can see from the above. It can be caused by a faulty driver or a faulty graphics card.

    You friend should start by updating the graphics drivers and seeing if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
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