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Windows Debugger Symbols

By Daveskater
Dec 4, 2007
  1. Hi, I've downloaded the WinDbg tools for looking at minidumps, but it always tells me that it can't find symbols.

    I've tried doing what it says here but whenever i put the writing into the command line it comes up with varying messages, all basically saying it won't work.

    If anybody can offer me some good instructions on getting the Debugging Tools to get these symbols it would be greatly appreciated :)

    Thanks
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    Anybody have any ideas? :)

    I might just be doing it wrong, in which case I'll need help with where to type this stuff in to :D
     
  3. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    When you started Windbg did you go to File>Symbol File Path and paste this in the box:

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

    You only have to do that once and it will work every time you use the debugger.
     
  4. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

  5. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    Cheers guys, it stopped telling me that it can't find symbols :D

    However, the program seems to have a problem with remembering things. It never saves anything in the Recent Files list and each time I close the program it forgets the location of the symbols.

    Would clicking yes to "save workspace information" fix this?
     
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    did same to me never tried save workspace
    sounds like it would
    never used it that much,mostly for other peoples machines
    MY stuff works rather well
    this box I am on now was last fresh install about 3 year
     
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    Bit of an update, I clicked yes to save workspace information and it's saved the symbols path now.

    It still hasn't been adding items to recent files but oh well.

    After clicking save info... it saves the last folder that you opened from as well, if you click Yes after opening a minidump.
     
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