How to read .DMP files?

Could someone give me some direction on if there is a tool, program or known method for how to open, decrypt and read a .dmp file.
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JonveeCommented:
Although dated, you should find this information still useful >
"How to analyse XP minidumps":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21244657.html?qid=21244657

You'll probably require these >
"Debugging Tools and Symbols":
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/debugstart.mspx
and ..
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/installx86.mspx

This will probably be your often used command >
!analyse -v
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