Defrag Tools: #69 - Windows 8.1 - XML Load Crash

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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder walk you through a common issues in Windows Store applications that use XML. We use a Windows Store 8.1 app sample to show how missing code affects the stability of the process.

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Windows 8.1 Application Samples
Defrag Tools SkyDrive (inc. Scripts and ProcDumpExt)

[00:00] - XML based crashes in Windows Store apps
[02:07] - System.Exception exception handler
[03:05] - Remove handler and get a dump file
[03:47] - .exr -1
[03:55] - dd poi(<param 0>)
[04:16] - !
[05:02] - XML Error Messages (IXMLParseError)
[08:21] - Email us your issues at
If you have a crash you don't understand, email the CAB file to and we'll help you.



The Discussion

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    A little insane that you have to manipulate search text in Bing to find the error codes info (DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO ANYONE?) How about MS making this more deterministic instead of luck?

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    Do you think he is a proper host? Proper to work in Microsoft Corporation?

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