Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) - What Caused It?

By joshieboy
Aug 15, 2014
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  1. Hey.

    So I just got a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and I was trying to figure out what caused it. I know I've heard you can use the files generated when a BSOD occurs to pinpoint a cause but I have little to no experience doing so myself. If someone could walk me through/refer me to another thread with a similar answer, that would be great.

    Thanks so much.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Go to C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension. Select all the .dmp files and right-click, sending all the files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as a file here... What were you doing when the BSOD happened?
  3. joshieboy

    joshieboy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I only have one .dmp file and I can't compress it into a folder for some reason. "File not found or no read permission". I also don't have permission to upload them as raw .dmp files.

    I was playing a video game while watching a youtube video or live stream on my other monitor.

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