windbg, kd, and reading minidumps

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Posted on 4th March 2009 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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Use the following info to read minidumps:


kd -z C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\{file}.dmp
kd>.logopen c:\debuglog.txt
kd>.sympath srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
kd>.reload;!analyze -v;r;kv;lmnt;.logclose;q

look for c:\debuglog.txt

windbg is the windows debugger user interface.

Both found in the debugger packages found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/installx86.mspx

BSOD Stop 0x0000007E migrating HDD from Intel to AMD & visa versa

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Posted on 3rd December 2008 by Mike in Atlanta Computer Repair

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When migrating an existing copy of Windows XP from one machine to another, or perhaps replacing a motherboard with a new and/or different model, windows anti piracy will most likely force a blue screen of death with stop error 0x0000007e. You can usually fix this by using an xp cd to do a repair install. If the repair install blue screens after the first reboot, then you’ll probably need to disable some intel or amd drivers found in the windowssystem32drivers folder. A common trouble maker is called intelppm.sys. You can just rename the file or boot into the recovery console and type in “disable intelppm” and press enter.