Win 7 64 bit here.

Going to System → Advanced System Settings → Advanced → Startup and Recovery → Settings, I have Write an event to the system log checked and Write debugging information set to Kernel memory dump.

The path of the dump file is the default c:\windows\memory.dmp and Overwrite any existing file is also checked.

I have a 600MB memory.dmp file at the path above.

Nevertheless, when I run Nirsoft's BlueScreenView nothing is displayed, it's as if I had no dump file. I tried initializing BlueScreenView-x64 both as Administrator and just by double clicking. I just had 2 BSOD and nothing shows up. What am I missing?


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    BSV defaults to looking for Minidumps, which are stored elsewhere (c:\widnows\minidumps usually). Have you tried changing the folder BSV looks in, to the folder you saved your dump to? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 15 '16 at 16:05
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    @flennertz Change the default for Nirsoft i.stack.imgur.com/CcrEK.jpg – pun Jun 15 '16 at 16:08
  • By changing this path to just c:\windows BSV lists only one event of of BSOD, precisely from the memory.dmp file as the Dump File. I just realized this file wasn't modified since some months ago, so probably the BSOD I got today were not written to disk. Do you have any idea of why could that be? I also find it strange that BlueScreenView would usually show me many events of BSOD and I didn't need to change any settings, now if I change that path I get only one ocurrence of BSOD with little information. Thanks for the help! – flen Jun 15 '16 at 16:12
  • One of the reasons it wasn't written to disk could be because you don't have enough disk space. Do you have enough disk space ? What was the error code ? – pun Jun 15 '16 at 16:23
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    bluescrenview is crap, use Windbg: channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/… – magicandre1981 Jun 16 '16 at 4:16

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