How do I dump out a string?

The topic came up a while back on one of our aliases – How can I dump out a string? There are a lot of ways do this in the debugger and there are also debugger extensions that will help out with.  What most people in WinDBG do is us the “du” command for Unicode…


Windows Error Reporting (WER) Web Service

I have long thought that one of the coolest features of the Windows OS for developers is the Windows Error Reporting infrastructure (with roots in Dr. Watson).  You can have your application upload dumps to the WinQual portal – http://winqual.microsoft.com. One of the problems though has always been getting those dumps off of the WER…


All the Ways to Capture a Dump…

Frequently when troubleshooting a problem we capture a memory dump.  Memory dumps are a great tool because they are a complete snapshot of what a process is doing at the time the dump is captured.  It can be a great forensic tool.  There are however an abundance of tools to capture memory dumps (*.dmp).  In…

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Investigate High CPU for a Process: Part 1

Hello World! This is my 1st ever blog and I hope there is more to come after this. So my name is Leo Leong and I am one of among many in the field that goes out to attend situations when there is a dev issue. In many ways, I’ve always thought that we are…


WinDBG and Hangs When Debugging Managed Dumps

Because this is my first post on this blog, let me introduce myself.  My name is John Allen.  I’ve been on the PFE team for 5 years and been with Microsoft for 9 years.  All of those years I’ve been debugging and troubleshooting all kinds of customer applications.   I focus on all developer technologies and…