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    BSOD Memory Dump

    Hi,

    Bit of a newbie question here....

    If a computer is BSOD and dumping the memory to disk, is it likely that the memory is at fault? I assume its not the hard disk?

    Thanks

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    The most common cause of BSOD is a driver problem. The memory dump is just the computer trying to leave some diagnostic data with which to determine the problem.... it's not often helpful though in my opinion.

    Regardless of what has caused the BSOD, the computer will attempt the memory dump.
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    Are you able to get a look at the error? Sometimes they can actually be quite informative and you can have a good idea of the problem. E.g. paging error, device driver, hard disk error etc

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    Take the minidump file and upload to an online crash analysis site. You will find the program that crashed. You can test memory with microsoft bootable memory tester.

    However my guess us a driver. Installed anything new recently?

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