How do I cause a controlled blue screen?

  • September 15, 2023
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Controlled blue screens are a safe and useful way to diagnose complete system hangs or freezes. Due to the size of the resulting memory dumps (a kernel or full memory dump is required) though we will explicitly ask you to perform a controlled blue screen. So there is no reason to keep this option enabled all the time. The easiest way to configure your system to produce memory dumps in case of blue screens is like this:

If the feature is enabled you can cause Windows to blue screen and write a memory dump by tapping the Scroll Lock key twice while holding down the right CTRL key.

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