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What the ? Does This Mean - Exactly


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#1 kalmly

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:17 AM

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I find this over and over and over and over again in DrWatson. Anyone want to clue me in to what it means?

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:40 AM

I don't know what that means (I am not a coder)...but I do know that it's not terribly important for the average person when analysing BSOD debug errors.

The more important, useful info would be the process named...the driver named...and such.

Help Diagnosing BSODs And Crashes (BC) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176011/how-to-receive-help-diagnosing-blue-screens-and-windows-crashes/

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:47 AM

I don't know what that means (I am not a coder)...but I do know that it's not terribly important for the average person when analysing BSOD debug errors.

The more important, useful info would be the process named...the driver named...and such.

Help Diagnosing BSODs And Crashes (BC) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176011/how-to-receive-help-diagnosing-blue-screens-and-windows-crashes/

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Not having BSODs, just program crashes. Thanks for the information. I'm checking out the info on the link you gave me. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

BSODs and crashes are the same thing, in my world.

A BSOD which occurs while the user has autoreboot set...results in a crash without the onscreen error message.

Both of these should result in a .dmp file being generated.

Having the system set up for auto reboot on crash...results in the user not having immediate info about what took place, but that info is also contained in the .dmp file.

Automatic Reboot - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...el_02may13.mspx

How To Disable Automatic Restarts When Windows Crashes - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/74644/how-to-disable-automatic-restarts-when-windows-crashes/

OTOH...onscreen freezes can be caused by any number of things, with overheating or damaged program files being the leading causes, IMO.

And, of course, malware can cause all of these.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:51 PM

Thanks, hamluis. I was mostly just curious, wondering why I see this all the time. I see it when I'm having problems and I see it when I am not having problems.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:09 PM

AFAIK...the only place you should see such...would be on a debug report of a .dmp file created by a BSOD.

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