Windows : Dump File Analysis

Windows : Dump File Analysis

First install the debugging tools for Windows: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463009

Now open a command prompt window and enter the following command:

cd “c:\program files\debugging tools for windows”

Next enter the following command:

kd -y srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols -i c:\windows\i386 -z C:\Mini060209-01.dmp -logo C:\kd.log –v !analyze –v

This command assumes there is a DMP file located under the following path: C:\Mini111208-01.dmp This will give you a possible cause of the crash as well as the bug-check string associated with the blue screen error.

Further information can be obtained using the !analyze –v command.

It is also possible to use C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows\WinDbg.exe (a semi-graphical tool), you will need to specify the symbols path as follows:

srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols

You can then File > Open Crash Dump and use the commands as above.