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I got a Blue Screen Of Death on reboot.

Where are events like this logged on Windows XP and how can I view the history of the BSODs?

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See also… – ChrisF Nov 25 '11 at 17:11
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Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer

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Win+R -> type eventvwr -> ENTER :) – 0xC0000022L Nov 25 '11 at 18:32
A description of where to check for events causing the BSOD would be relevant. – Norswap Aug 25 '13 at 10:42

BlueScreenView by Nirsoft

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In Windows XP/2000/NT4, sort the System event log by the 'Source' heading. Look for an event source of SaveDump. In Vista/7/8 look for BugCheck. There will be a status code that you can look up, such as 0xC0000050. Change the C to a 0 before searching it on the web.

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If you have your pc set to capture minidumps, you can try Who Crashed, it automates looking for some of the common causes of BSODs.

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If the event log doesn't help (which it often doesn't for BSODs), and you're feeling adventurous, you can also set your system to automatically save a minidump of the crahs, and then use WinDBG to determine exactly what caused it. See for an example

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I am use BlueScreenView to analyse dump files.

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Has been answered already a year ago – JohannesM Sep 10 '14 at 13:01

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