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How do I set the BSOD on Windows 8.1 to pause and display useful hexdump information instead of a frowny face?

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My Windows 8.1 machine is crashing once-a-day with a BSOD, and not leaving any DMP file behind, so I have nothing for WinDbg.exe to examine. Nothing interesting in the event log.

The BSOD used to have all sorts of useful information on the screen about the cause of the system crash.

Can that old-style BSOD be selected instead of the frowny face? So the BSOD will have useful hexdump technical information, since there is no *.DMP file for my crashes.

The BSOD also auto-reboots. Is there a way to prevent the auto-reboot as well? If so, how?

Windows 8.1, all service packs applied, all device drivers update-to-date, on an HP Z420.

(Redirected to Super User from Stack Overflow.)



UPDATE Feb-10

The morning's awaiting BSOD had this information: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (storport.sys)

Still no DMP file.



UPDATE Feb-11

The morning's awaiting BSOD had this information: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (storport.sys)

Still no DMP file.

Dug around in the registry and found out the mini-dumps were turned off. If the stars are aligned, I've properly enabled mini-dumps in the registry.

Updated the Intel C600 Series Chipset SAS RAID and SATA RAID controller drivers (RSTe: Rapid Storage Technology enterprise) from 3.5.1.1008 9/14/2012 to the current drivers on the Intel site 3.8.0.1106 8/14/2013.



UPDATE Feb-12

No BSOD. Yet. Maybe the updated Intel RSTe drivers did the trick.



UPDATE Mar-07

No BSOD for weeks. Seems the C600 3.8.0.1106 resolved the problem. Thanks!

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