I've been getting fairly regular BSOD on my Vista machine (both before
and after installing SP1). I'm trying to view the mini-dump files, as
it appears others have gotten mileage out of that in looking for
drivers to update.
"DebugDiag failed to locate the PEB (Process Environment Block) in
Mini042108-01.dmp, and as a result, debug analysis for this dump may
be incomplete or inaccurate."
I've tried with 2 files, and get the same response on both. [That's
with the Crash/Hang analyzers; the Memory Pressure analyzers seem to
work, giving me a list of what appears to be processes running and
memory allocated to each.]
So does the dump file just not have the info I'm expecting (given the
failure mode*, I'd expect that "Crash/Hang" analyzers would be the
thing to look at, not that I really understand what they are)? Or am I
doing something wrong?
*FWIW, mainly the way this goes is that my (wireless) internet
connection starts to give me problems, so I try to troubleshoot by
clicking on the "Currently connected to" icon in the system tray, but
oddly that doesn't work; clicking on it does nothing and hovering over
the icon doesn't even pop up the connection name and status.
So I decide to shut down and the machine clearly hangs in the process
(says "Shutting Down" for over 15 minutes!). Eventually I leave it to
its thing and come back a while later and it's re-booted, and I get
the "Windows Has Recovered from an Unexpected Shutdown" message with
problem event name BlueScreen, etc.
Oh, and this is Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit.