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11.03.2009 23:49

Analyzing Microsoft Minidumps


This entry is more a virtual, searchable post-it than something I'd like to blog about, but to help me not forget that anymore, here it is (maybe it even helps someone else who asked google about how to analyze a minidump file):

   1. Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> "cmd")
   2. cd \program files\debugging tools (Or wherever they are installed to)
   3. kd -z C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini???????-??.dmp
   4. kd> .logopen c:\debuglog.txt
   5. kd> .sympath srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
   6. kd> .reload;!analyze -v;r;kv;lmnt;.logclose;q
   7. You now have a debuglog.txt in c:\, open it in a text edit (Notepad?). 

Information borrowed from http://www.memecode.com/docs/minidump.php.