How to understand mini crash dumps
Posted on 2008-10-29
I have some minidump files from an XP machine that spontaneous blue screens then reboots. I'd like to read them (and also learn how to read them for future issues) however we have Vista machines here.
The offline XP Crash tool doesnt install on Vista it seems, and doesnt even want to install on XP SP3. If we set up an SP2 VM for it it varyingly returns gives us 404 pages or Server Busy pages, so that doesnt help.
I've read how to use the windbg debugging tool to get the info out, but I dont know whether I can use it on a machine that *isnt* the machine the dump was created on (all the instructions are for doing it on the same machine).
Or is there another, easier, way ?