Capturing Virtual Machine Blue Screens via Powershell

Eric Sloof at has a nice post on how to capture screen shots of virtual machine blue screens using Powershell.  You can find the code here.

He then incorporated a Powershell script from Carter Shanklin that pushes a screenshot through Microsoft Office Document Imaging Library (MODI), OCR software found in Office 2003+, to extract the text from the image.

Very nice. Definitely go download his application, the Virtual Machine Blue Screen Detector.  Detailed post here.

The final product, which reads out the BSOD can be found here.

Comments [1]

  1. You might be interested in a tool NirSoft released not long ago called BlueScreenView which takes the info in minidump files and uses them to reconstruct the BSoD screen (amongst other more useful things).

    Like all the NirSoft tools I’ve used this is a really basic standalone app, so it’s handy for the USB toolkit 🙂

    I’ll let you google it rather than condemn this comment to spam filtration!

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