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Windows 7: Configuring the "Debugging Tools"


30 Dec 2009   #21

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for this tutorial. When I tried to set up the file association (3rd step) it told me I don't have administrator privileges to do it. It also won't let me mess with the dump files in the folder. I copied one to the desktop and zipped it there, also opened it in windbg. There's no other administrator. Thanks


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30 Dec 2009   #22

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Admin problems with minidump

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Thanks Geo64 and zigzag! Got it to work!

For any noobs who follow:
1. Open a command prompt as an admin, that'll give you:
"C:\Windows\system32>"

2. Enter "chdir /d C:\debuggers"... this will give you a new prompt "C:\debuggers"

3. Enter "windbg.exe -IA" and Et Voila!

Thanks again guys!
I'm tracking this as a noob and have only one obstacle: it doesn't like me opening files in the minidump folder. I can copy and paste them to the desktop and open them there, but it gives me grief from the minidump folder--which has a lock icon on it. How do I set this straight? Thanks
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31 Dec 2009   #23

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arraytext View Post
I'm tracking this as a noob and have only one obstacle: it doesn't like me opening files in the minidump folder. I can copy and paste them to the desktop and open them there, but it gives me grief from the minidump folder--which has a lock icon on it. How do I set this straight? Thanks
Sounds like a permissions problem. Try this Take Ownership tutorial and see if it fixes the problem.
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21 Feb 2010   #24

windows 7
 
 

that is really helpful.
I am using BlueScreenView on my win 7 64 bit and i will switch to windows debugger.


thanks alot.
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23 Feb 2010   #25

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

You can also run BlueScreenView at an elevated admin level - RIGHT-click on icon, select "Run as Admin"
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12 Apr 2010   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

First, thank you guys for the work you did to put this particular page together and to continue its development. It helped me figure out my problem and resolution.

While investigating a fix to my own issue with the recommendation above, I came across a nice tool to compliment and confirm this one. It came from the following website, Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files., from NirSoft, and is totally free. It helps analyze (analyse) MiniDump files.

It, just like the one in the MS WDK package, breaks down the analysis of the BSOD Memory MiniDumps, and while not creating the huge and detailed analysis of the MS tool, it creates a very succinct one and highlights the probable cause very nicely. And, does so in microseconds. It is a very simple process and extremely easy to use. I highly recommend it too.

My compliments to all you guys that contribute heavily in this forum, you make it great to know that there are great people willing to help for nothing more than the satisfaction of helping! Thank you mush!
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13 Apr 2010   #27

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredC View Post
First, thank you guys for the work you did to put this particular page together and to continue its development. It helped me figure out my problem and resolution.

While investigating a fix to my own issue with the recommendation above, I came across a nice tool to compliment and confirm this one. It came from the following website, Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files., from NirSoft, and is totally free. It helps analyze (analyse) MiniDump files.

It, just like the one in the MS WDK package, breaks down the analysis of the BSOD Memory MiniDumps, and while not creating the huge and detailed analysis of the MS tool, it creates a very succinct one and highlights the probable cause very nicely. And, does so in microseconds. It is a very simple process and extremely easy to use. I highly recommend it too.

My compliments to all you guys that contribute heavily in this forum, you make it great to know that there are great people willing to help for nothing more than the satisfaction of helping! Thank you mush!

The app from NirSoft = BlueScreenView, as mentioned by others

jcgriff2

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11 Feb 2011   #28

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Guys has the tut changed... as its 2 years old... or can we still use the above method to still debug?

Thanks
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11 Feb 2011   #29

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music46 View Post
Guys has the tut changed... as its 2 years old... or can we still use the above method to still debug?

Thanks
Yes it still works
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03 Aug 2011   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
WinDBG as the default handler for dump files....

This may help.

My windbg is installed in C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows (x64)

So for me worked that simple command.....


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