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How can I force a BSOD

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    How can I force a BSOD


    I'd like to force a crash but I can't seem to do it.

    I have no Scroll Lock key so I can't force a dump through the keyboard as Microsoft suggest. Forcing a System Crash from the Keyboard (Windows Debuggers)

    I can't force one through WinDbg due to the error shown below - I tried changing "bcdedit -debug on" and restarting but it didn't help.

    I tried powershell get-process | stop-process -force but that only stopped powershell.

    I can get a user mode dump by attaching to a process - that is all.

    What should I do? It is only for my education you understand - I don't have an issue to resolve.

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    Thanks but that didn't work either...
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    Did you log in as Administrator ?
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    Not the first time (I only ran as administrator) - but this time I did (I enabled and signed on to the supplied Administrator account I mean).

    I have no MEMORY.dmp anywhere I can see.

    Edit: the readme says:

    "By default, when a blue screen crash is activated, Windows XP creates a memory dump file and then immediately reboot the system"

    I didn't get a reboot or a dump file. Pehaps it doesn't work on 8.1...
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    You can also try NotMyFault by Mark Russinovich: How to generate a kernel or a complete memory dump file in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (about 2/3 of the way down the page)
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    That worked, thanks.
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