Windows BSOD analysis - A thorough usage guide

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    Time for some uber-geeky Windows stuff: a long, extensive step-by-step tutorial to performing Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in-depth collection and analysis, including topics like: enabling BSOD collection, driver verifier, downloading debug symbols, matching correct symbols to the kernel, BOSD analysis with tools like WhoCrashed, Nirsoft BlueScreenView, Windows Debugger, advanced options, commands and usage, and more. More enlightening than a Supernova.

    You won't find a guide as easy and thorough as this, a prophetic promise!

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-bsod.html


    Table of Contents:

    # Questions
    1. What causes the Blue Screen of Death to strike?

    # Enable BSOD collection

    # BSOD collection
    1. Driver Verifier

    # BSOD diagnosis
    1. Windows Symbol Packages
    2. BSOD analysis tool 1: WhoCrashed
    3. BSOD analysis tool 2: Nirsoft
    4. BSOD analysis tool 3: Windows Debugger (Windbg)

    # BSOD example
    1. Initiate BSOD (using StartBlueScreen)

    # BSOD analysis
    1. WhoCrashed results
    2. Nirsoft BlueScreenView results
    3. Windows Debugger results
    4. Retrieve correct symbols online!
    5. Other Debugger commands & options
    6. What next?
    7. Submit kernel dump information for analysis

    # Additional stuff
    1. Memory diagnostics

    # References
    1. Online symbols howto
    2. Other useful resources

    # Conclusion



    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Nice guide.
     
  3. c2d

    c2d Registered Member

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    nice read that....thanks Mrk
     
  4. Boyfriend

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    Comprehensive guide. Thanks Mrkvonic for it.
     
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