John Carrona - Microsoft MVP

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How To Debug User Crashes RSS Feed Subscribe to the RSS feed Last updated:  09 Apr 2010

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How to learn to debug crashes for users (as opposed to what driver developers do)
1)  read the help file that goes with the Debugging Tools - it's got everything!!!
2)  read Windows Internals 5th edition by Russinovich, Solomon, and Ianescue - read it cover to cover a couple of times, you'll understand more with each subsequent read-through
3)  read Advanced Windows Debugging by Hewardt and Prevatt ( http://advancedwindowsdebugging.com/ )
4)  learn to program in C+, then read the stuff at http://www.dumpanalysis.org  to include http://www.dumpanalysis.org/WDPF/Windows-Debugging-Practical-Foundations-TOC.pdf (just found this link - and I'd already bought the book! :0).
5)  http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging/
6)  OSROnline's WinDbg forums:  http://www.osronline.com/cf.cfm?PageURL=showlists.CFM?list=WINDBG  Not very busy - but it's a wealth of knowledge!!!


More Notes:
- http://blogs.msdn.com/debuggingtoolbox/







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