Defrag Tools #135 - Debugging User Mode Crash Dumps Part 1

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    ScottyKarate

    Awesome fun times!  Thanks guys!  This was really useful.  Past episodes have been great for covering why various parts of Windows work as they do.  This time it was great to see a rapid fire approach on how to troubleshoot that built off (many) past episodes.  I know you've done episodes like this before (episodes 53 - 57) but different examples are always helpful.  It's great to see the "if x, then y" thought process and the various windbg commands to use.

    Looking ahead, could you  spend a few minutes some time on heuristics / rules of thumb?  I find myself looking at issues and thinking "is that normal?"  Specifically, episode 59 has a nice discussion around 15:42 where you're talking about how long ISRs and DPCs should take.  Can you think of any more stuff like that offhand?  I'm not sure if it's possible to cover general rules of thumb with no context but I thought I'd throw it out there.

    Thanks again for another great episode!

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    ChadBeeder

    @ScottyKarate: Yeah, it's hard to know what general rules of thumb to talk about, without looking at it within a specific context of a particular problem. We will definitely try to keep that in mind for future shows, though.

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    habula

    Nice detailed video and good that you mentioned the initial plumbing steps :). I got a question. How come you just typed character 'd' in the command prompt and pressed enter, and then it showed up the contents of the directory? How to setup that? Thanks.

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