I wanted to help out more by trying to decipher minidumps. So Howard helped me out and I got windbg. I open it up and the first thing I do is the symbol file path and set it to SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols I then open a crash dump. I get the box that says bugcheck analysis with all of the stars around it. Below that it says kernel symbols are WRONG. I can run !analyze -v but !thread will not work. I have tried reinstalling or using a different version and the same thing happens. It is really odd.