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How to enable dump file during OSD? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I'm having an issue with a line of Dell laptops getting stuck in a reboot loop after the first reboot of our OSD task sequence, which is an SCCM 2012 SP1/MDT 2012 Update 1 Client Task Sequence.

    After it lays down the OS and reboots for the first time, we get a BSOD.  There is no DMP file at C:\Windows\Minidump.  How can I enable the minidump or get the BSOD to stay on the screen if I can't get into the OS to make those changes?

    How do I enable these features in WinPE?

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:02 AM

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  • What you've described has nothing to do with WinPE -- after the OS is applied, the system is booting into that OS so doing anything in WinPE is meaningless.

    To view the BSOD, you can press f* when booting the system (like you are going into safe mode) and one of the last options is to disable reboot upon failure (that's not the exact wording though). This will, as implied, leave the system at the BSOD screen for you to examine.

    Typically, during OSD this is always a driver problem and quite often it's a storage driver problem. The BSOD error code will help you figure that out.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Proposed as answer by Chris DeCarlo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:25 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by David Bloomer Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by David Bloomer Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:41 PM
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:10 PM
  • Hi Jason.  I realize I am booting into the recently applied OS. What I meant was, is there any registry entry I can insert or command I can run, or feature I can enable during the WinPE phase on that recently applied OS so that it will generate a dump file?

    It's just that I've used the crash dump analyzer before and really liked it, so I was hoping to use it again for this scenario and others like it.  That being said, I'm sure it will be storage driver related...

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:44 PM
  • First see http://blog.nirsoft.net/2010/07/27/how-to-configure-windows-to-create-minidump-files-on-bsod/

    The bottom section cites the registry value to update.

    You can directly enable this in your image or during the TS using the technique outlined under the Full Windows OS - Operating System Image section at http://blogs.technet.com/b/system_center_configuration_manager_operating_system_deployment_support_blog/archive/2012/01/23/when-deploying-windows-server-2008-using-an-configuration-manager-osd-task-sequence-additional-disks-may-show-as-offline-when-the-task-sequence-completes.aspx (note the problem discusses there is completely different and has nothing to do with this thread, but the technique of loading the offline registry hive, changing a value, and then unloading the registry hive is valid and applicable).


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Proposed as answer by TorstenMMVP Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by David Bloomer Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:21 PM
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:41 PM