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Windows 7: Just starting to learn how to Debug

23 Jan 2011   #11
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

No, of course not Steve.. that's why they're there hehe.. i'm just a regular guy trying to solve your issue i'm more of a Video Cards/RAM/HDD/OS Installation kind of guy.. don't worry

Actually i would like to see a Debugging Guru here for some explanations, that way i'd learn more about it


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24 Jan 2011   #12
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thank you Punkster. I will make a post now. Expect something in a few hours.
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24 Jan 2011   #13
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

What I did, was that I just install those two Debugging Tools, I got my .NET framework installed separately.

You will need to fill in the symbol file path in Debugging before you can start debug dump files.

Let me know or a BSOD guru know if you need any more questions...
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24 Jan 2011   #14
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thank you both Maguscreed , and DeanP, help has been asked for.

DeanP, what were the names of those two tools?
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24 Jan 2011   #15
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Debugging Tools for Windows and Debugging Tools
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24 Jan 2011   #16
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Okay, I see the one in the Common Utilities Block, the Debugging tools for Windows.

In the second pix, the Redistributable Packages block I see the Debugging Tools.

I'm going to wait though, for a reply to my question.

Thanks DeanP......Steve
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24 Jan 2011   #17
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Here's some things about debugging dump files

- Program is called WinDbg
- Requires a symbol file path in order to view dump files.
- Use command "lmtsmn" to view list of drivers from A to Z including date.
- Magic date for Windows 7 Drivers is July 13, 2009 (any before the date requires update)
- secdrv.sys and amdxata.sys are the two drivers that are not required to update.
- Sometimes - A dump file may not be created during a BSOD. You will need to find another source...
- when you see windows core file blamed for bsod (win32k.sys, csrss.exe, ntrknrlmp.exe, etc...), usually caused by third party anti-virus.
- third party anti virus, old drivers, faulty hardware can use BSOD.

Hope this helps...
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24 Jan 2011   #18
reventon

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

All that is necessary is the "Debugging Tools for Windows" shown in your screenshot below (under "common utilities").



I did install a few other items too - but they are unrelated to Windbg and not needed to debug BSODs.
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24 Jan 2011   #19
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

The Redistributable Package are software installers, like you are looking at.

You could in fact, download only the Redistributable Package Debugging Tools, close and throw away the installer you are now using and then run the Debugging Tools Redistributable Package to install WinDBbug. (Apart, of course from anything else you need for WinDbug to work!!)
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24 Jan 2011   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Anak, see if this link helps you to understand: Windows Debugging Tools and Symbols for Driver Developers: Getting Started
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