Windows Kernel Debugging Fundamentals

Windows developers and IT admins learn valuable skills on debugging the Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Learn how to use the Windows Debugger (WinDbg), along with knowledge of the internal workings of the Windows operating system as you analyze crashes and hangs.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 10, 2014
Duration
5h 2m
Table of contents
Introduction to Windows Crashes and Hangs
Getting Started With the Windows Debugger
Getting Help in the Windows Debugger
Configuring the Windows Debugger
Starting Your Crash Dump Analysis
Understanding Stack Traces
Debugging Processes and Threads
Understanding Processors and Disassembled Code
Investigating Locks and Spinlocks
Exploring Windows Virtual Memory
Windows Drivers and Interrupts
Forcing Windows Memory Dumps
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 10, 2014
Duration
5h 2m
Description

Windows kernel debugging is one of the most hardcore skills a system administrator can possess. It provides the ability to peer into the workings of the operating system and determine why a server may have crashed or locked up. This course covers the fundamentals essential for understanding the internal workings of the Windows operating system and how to install and use the Windows Debugger. Strategies are provided for examining crashes that give learners immediate confidence with analyzing crashes and hangs. You will learn about Windows processes and threads, stack traces, processors, synchronization mechanisms, address space layout, drivers and interrupts and much more. You will leave this course with the troubleshooting skills that you can leverage for many years to come.

About the author
About the author

With over 25 years of computing experience at Digital, Compaq and HP, Bruce is a well-known resource for resolving highly complex problems involving clusters, SAN’s, networking and internals.

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