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If you have ever had a blue screen of death or Stop error and have been unable to decipher what it was all about, you need to debug. There are files called memory.dmp or even the files in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder which will help you solve this issue. This is providing your machine has been configured to create them correctly.

Take a look at these two blogs to get yourself onto the right track and then return back here for further downloads and tips.

  • Susan Bradleys Debug blog
  • A response to Susan's Debug blog
  • Another MVP Blog on Debug.

    There are some specialist tools to do the debug. Firstly there is the Microsoft debugging tool and then there are the required Symbol files.

    You can try and use the Symbol server online using
    ".sympath srv*DownloadStore*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols"

    You can also try:

    To get detailed debugging information type "!analyze -v"

    Refer to the official Microsoft KB Use the Microsoft Symbol Server to obtain debug symbol files

    For IIS there is a special debug tool available Here

    One small tip with WinDbg: If you have lots of debug files, when you have read one and finished with it, click the restart button in the tool bar then open your next debug file.









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