As system admins we’ve all encountered a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) at least once during our careers, but I often find that the tools and techniques you can use to find out what actually caused a BSOD are not common knowledge for a lot of admins. So I thought I would make a quick video showing how easy it is to diagnose them in a lot of cases.
I tried to keep it short as the idea is to show that for the majority of BSODs it only takes a couple of minutes (if that) to find out which driver/component caused it, which then means you can search for updated versions or workarounds from the creators of that component and stop the BSOD from happening.
Here’s the video, I’d love to hear if it helped you out (you’ll need to watch in HD and full screen to be able to see the text clearly): http://vimeo.com/68497309
To download the tool used in the video (WinDbg) you need to download the Debugging Tools For Windows, from here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463009.aspx (you have to download the Windows SDK, then during installation just select to install the Debugging Tools only).
Let me know what you think