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How do i read a mini-dump file to find out what caused the blue-screen?

I  have gotten a blue-screen multiple times on a new PC that I built. I know the error is listed in a mini-dump file (attached) but i don't know how to read / comprehend the data inside. Could someone let me know how to read the file and possibly let me know what is causing the blue-screen?

I cannot attach the file because of the extension... Is there a way i can convert it to a log or txt?
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if you would like to learn it on your own......

The Offline Crash Diagnostic tool for Windows XP is available
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923800

BSOD Hell & How to Fix it
http://bluescreens.homeserver.com/BSOD/Windows_Blog/Entries/2007/9/9_BSOD_Hell_%26_How_to_Fix_it.html

If you get Dumps, then the Windows Debugger is usually adequate to read the crash dumps...Takes a little practice though....

WinDbg
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/installx86.mspx

Use the Microsoft Symbol Server to obtain debug symbol files
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311503
(so you dont need the full symbol packages for each OS, and SP....)

Some of the most basic commands....

!analyze -v
!process
!thread
lmnt
kb

Should be enough to get you started....Use the built in help feature of WinDbg, its a great resource...
But yes, you can also .zip them up to upload them here.....
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.zip isn't allowed.... already tried that.

I would like to learn on my own...but for this one, I would rather just get some experts on it....time is kinda an issue.

Any other suggestions as to how to upload the file?
.zip should be ok here.....

http://ee-stuff.com/

EE's older site prior to them integrating uploads directly in the thread...

Can also try a .txt file...
Awsome. I uploaded it to ee-stuff. The direct link is : https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/ee-stuff/6909-Mini030308-01.zip
THanks in advance for all your effort / help.... it is greatly appreciated.
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Hmm.... Ok, ill try that. The drivers that were installed were the latest and greatest (downloaded today). I did notice the stop error occuring everytime i opened the Hardware monitor to the video card (nTune i believe is the program)... Is there any good way to help ensure these blue screen's don't happen in the future? Would a burn-in test help?
If you have the latest driver, I would step back a few versions... Might be the new driver causing it....

Look in teh archived versions....