Howto: Verifying Symbols after taking a Dump

Once the symbols and dump are received by the person who will be debugging, they can use the commands below to check for the symbols being loaded in a debugger such as Windbg after the symbol path is set.  To do this, go into windbg in the debuggers folder and open the dump.  Next, enter…

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Howto: Verifying Symbols before taking a Dump using symchk

Prior to taking a dump on a program, you should be sure that there are matching symbols for the application the dump is being taken on.  Large dumps can take many hours to upload to a person for debugging.  You can validate symbols against the executable before a dump is taken in order to prevent…

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