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Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis: Training Course Transcript and WinDbg Practice Exercises with Notes, Third Edition by Dmitry Vostokov

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Exercise C2: Analysis of a problem complete dump (32-bit)

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Goal: Learn how to recognize various abnormal software behavior patterns.

Patterns: Special Process; Handle Leak; Spiking Thread; Stack Trace Collection; Message Box; Wait Chain; Exception Thread

1.      Launch WinDbg from Windows Kits \ Debugging Tools for Windows (X64).

2.      Open \AWMDA-Dumps\32-bit\Complete\MEMORY-Examples.DMP

3.      We get the dump file loaded:

 Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.16384 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump File [E:\AWMDA-Dumps\32-bit\Complete\MEMORY-Examples.DMP] Kernel Complete Dump File: ...

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