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Hey guys, just like the title says. What is the best way to view a BSOD.

Im getting these crashes, they are not BSOD's, but rather my computer just shuts off. Does anyone know how to view the crash?
post #2 of 10
Bluescreen view

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

view recent crashes.
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Weird, that seems like the symptom of a bad PSU but you have a really good one...
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post
Bluescreen view

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

view recent crashes.
yea i saw another thread that suggested that. I tried it, but it doesn't show any of my recent crashes. I guess because my computer is just shutting off, and not actually BSODing, it doesn't save a code.

Has anyone had problems with their computer just shutting off?
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
Weird, that seems like the symptom of a bad PSU but you have a really good one...
lol ppl keep saying that to me, and I just bought this one literally a week ago. My old Kingwin did the same thing too me. I dunno im getting a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with my motherboard. When I first got the board, the realtek sound chip was broken, so maybe a bad board all together?
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I used Event Viewer to see what happened, I think I found the problem:

Critical:Kernel-Power
Quote:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Quote:
event ID:41
level: Critical
Task Category: 63
K, that is nice to know. Does anyone know what this problem stems from?
post #7 of 10
Event Viewer is probably the easiest way to see what is going on.

If the problem is that you can't read the BSOD before it resets there is also an option in the settings to not automatically reset after BSOD so you can view all the pertinent information first.
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Best way is at 4am after you've just finished building a custom water loop for a friend/client and they need the PC the next day and then it BSODs just before you're ready to pack it up.

That's not karma. That's hell.

Seriously though, Event Viewer.
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Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings/Startup and Recovery Settings/ unckeck Auto Restart.
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings/Startup and Recovery Settings/ unckeck Auto Restart.
What does this do?
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