Troubleshoot PnP device issue through Debug Trace from PnP Manager

The PnP Manager is a key component of the Windows Kernel.There had been lots of PnP device related issues in the real world. Here weintroduce some basic Debug Traces from the PnP Manager to help narrow down aPnP device issue. These traces required to be enabled before the PnP issue isreproduced, then we can capture…


The Errata in Windows HLK/HCK and WLK

It had been many years when the Windows HardwareCompatibility Program and Windows Hardware Certification Program wereintroduced. Basically, partners will run a set of pre-defined test cases fromthe kit like: Windows HLK RCfor Windows 10 — http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=404112 HCK for Windows8.1 — http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=317577&clcid=0x409 Windows Logo Kit1.6 — https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39359 However, thepartners who use the kit may find there…

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Decode ETL file generated by Manifest-based ETW Provider from different machine

ETW is a powerful trace method in Windows platform. See following articles about the ETW: Improve Debugging And Performance Tuning With ETW https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163437.aspx ETW (Event Tracing For Windows) – what it is and useful tools http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oanapl/archive/2009/08/05/etw-event-tracing-for-windows-what-it-is-and-useful-tools.aspx There are hundreds of inbox ETW providers installed. It became a popular method to troubleshoot Windows issues because collecting…