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W19 How to Analyze your Own BSODs: Tips, Tricks, and Tools the Pros Use

August 22nd, 2012

3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Bruce Mackenzie Low

Bruce Mackenzie-Low


Systems Software Engineer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Do you feel helpless when your Windows servers hang or experience the dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)? Do you hit the reset button while praying your server will reboot? Do what Microsoft IT does by analyzing your own Blue Screen crashes and hangs. Learn how to install the Windows Debugger and other free tools from Microsoft as you explore several real world case studies with live demos. A cookbook approach is leveraged to identify failing software or hardware components responsible for outages & ensuring maximum uptime and stability on your Windows servers. Walk out of this session with confidence you need to use the Windows debugger to analyze your own crashes and hangs.

You will learn:

  • Learn how to configure Windows servers to capture a memory dump.
  • Learn how to force a memory dump on a hung Windows server.
  • Learn how to install and setup the Windows debugger, using it to analyze a system crash dump and identify the failing component or driver.