General Troubleshooting Reference


Within this blog I try to make a list of resources for general troubleshooting on Windows Operating System. The list is not exhaustive. However, I'll try to keep the list as up-to-date as possible. So please come and visit again 🙂

This article is broken down into three parts :




The following resources are from Mark Russinovich. There are videos, blogs and various online resouces. The topics are around troubleshooting different problems using Mark's tools. Some resources dive deep into the Windows Operating System.

Sysinternals Learning Resources


Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference


Mark's Webcasts


Mark's Blog


The following is a very useful set of episodes on Channel 9. Each episode is about a different topic. It is basically around troubleshooting very different scenarios with a wide range of tools. It is highly probable that you encounter an episode that matches your current ongoing issue whatever that might be 🙂


Defrag Tools

Microsoft Blogs about Windows Technologies and Support


Windows Supportability Team Blog


Ask the Core Team / Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support: Windows Server Core Team


Ask the Directory Services Team / Microsoft's official enterprise support blog for AD DS and more


Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms


Ntdebugging Blog / Microsoft Advanced Windows Debugging and Troubleshooting


Networking Blog / Windows Networking support team and Product team blog


Clustering and High-Availability / Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing Team Blog


Server Storage at Microsoft / The official blog of the Windows Server storage engineering teams


The Hot Blog / In hot blog, we blog hotfix right!


Microsoft Edge Developer


IEBlog / Internet Explorer Team Blog


Measuring Application Performance


Improving Your App’s Performance with PerfView


Vance Morrison's Weblog


PerfView Tutorial







Sysinternals Utilities Index




PerfView is a performance-analysis tool that helps isolate CPU- and memory-related performance issues.

PerfView Tutorial is a multipart series that can be found at :


The source code can be downloaded from



Windows Performance Toolkit


Dependency Walker 2.2





Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition


Windows Performance Analysis Field Guide


Windows Internals, Part 1 (6th Edition) (Developer Reference) 6th Edition


Windows Internals, Part 2 (6th Edition) (Developer Reference) 6th Edition

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