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Trying to read minidumps

By beerabuser30
Apr 25, 2006
  1. I wanted to help out more by trying to decipher minidumps. So Howard helped me out and I got windbg. I open it up and the first thing I do is the symbol file path and set it to

    SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols

    I then open a crash dump. I get the box that says bugcheck analysis with all of the stars around it. Below that it says kernel symbols are WRONG. I can run !analyze -v but !thread will not work. I have tried reinstalling or using a different version and the same thing happens. It is really odd.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    What version of Windows are you running?

    You need to be running XP.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    XP pro, I tried again today and the same damn thing happened.
     
  4. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Try ticking the reload box on the Symbol Search Path menu before opening a dump.
     
  5. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    Tried that as well.
     
  6. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    W2K minidump ??

    If the minidump is taken from W2K, you cannot resolve the symbol and w2k does not dump the thread information.
     
  7. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    I was trying to teach myself by looking at yours and Howards posts from previous ones and comparing my results so I am pretty sure they are all Xp, I tried about 15 different dumps.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m sorry, but I have no idea what`s wrong.

    Maybe the best bet would be to start again from scratch.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. rlcowboy

    rlcowboy TS Rookie

    Firewall?

    Newbie to the forum and no super user by any means, but a lot of the common firewalls block a lot of Windows system services by default. Any reference to an http url gets blocked even if its a url on your local computer. start windbg and open your firewall. Check all running programs and locate the service windbg is using. Make sure the process is granted internet access. Probably something like host_process or a variation. Just a thought.
     
  10. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    Killed my Zonealarm and XP firewall during testing just in case. Thanks for the idea though.
     
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