Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:39 PM
Error reporting works quite well - but it's limited by what it's given (GIGO). And, despite all the good input given by those who do submit - there's just too many variables out there to make it a science. I've used it successfully a couple of times - but many other times it just wasn't worth it (to me).
FWIW - in Vista is seems to work better (but that's a whole 'nother rant).
Generally, if you don't get anything back, it's the Microsoft computer saying "Beats the snot outta me". If you do get anything back, it's likely to refer to the specifics of the particular STOP message - and may even refer to a particular driver. But, having screened many dump logs myself - it's not always that file that's specified that's at fault.
These are all just clues on the direction that the troubleshooting should take - eliminating this one method will cut back on the info that you "may" have to make a decision (if it does return anything). Or you can just analyze your own dump files and leave them out of the equation.
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