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I've always pondered this question but could never find an answer. One of my thoughts was that it was part of the BIOS, but that gets stopped once the kernel can support the system. Than I thought maybe it was part of the Windows kernel, but how can that be if the kernel has crashed? Any thoughts?

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@Alexander: I may have come off wrong. I do know where the minidump and debugging files are stored but the actual code which "is", in essence, the BSoD, I'm unaware of its location. Thanks for the answer though! – Cole Feb 4 '13 at 21:52

BSOD handling code is in ntoskrnl.exe

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As is most of the core Windows code. – cpast Feb 4 '13 at 22:42
Formatted text spew to screen from ntoskrnl error handler routine with background color blue and foreground color white. (There is no page ™ ) – Fiasco Labs Feb 5 '13 at 5:37

Frome Windows 7 IT Forum theme BSOD error log location:

Check in %systemroot%\minidumps like c:\windows\minidumps

See also Startup and Recovery window, "Small dump directory" edit box.

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The OP is not asking about the minidump path (see comment above). He apparently thinks there's a separate file for BSODs. – Karan Feb 5 '13 at 4:39

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