How to read a vista dmp file

dconove1

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Hello, my computer has started crashing on boot and telling me i have a hardware problem then shutting down and then it boots ok for awhile. I thought it was the video card because the fan stopped working. i replace the card with no luck. Then it stopped booting up so i have a temp hard drive and i still get the error. i have two .dmp files but can figure out how to read them
 

Catess76

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I have 3 dump files now but can't work out how to read them and I tried saving Windows Debugging Kit to DVD and using this but all the files are zipped and I have no idea what or where or which ones to extract, so I tried extracting the whole file and my system crashed again :-( I'm just adding this as I need same help, need to be able to read and e-mail a dump file for a technician to look at. Please help.
Caroline x
I have Vista 32 bit system - Dell Insipron 530