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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 7 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Crash Dump Analysis Checklist

General:

•    Symbol servers (.symfix)

•    Internal database(s) search

•    Google or Microsoft search for suspected components as this could be a known issue. Sometimes a simple search immediately points to the fix on a vendor's site

•    The tool used to save a dump (to flag false positive, incomplete or inconsistent dumps)

•    OS/SP version (version)

•    Language

•    Debug time

•    System uptime

•    Computer name (dS srv!srvcomputername or !envvar COMPUTERNAME)

•    List of loaded and unloaded modules (lmv or !dlls)

•    Hardware configuration (!sysinfo)

•    .kframes 1000

Application or service:

•    Default analysis (!analyze -v or !analyze -v -hang for hangs)

•    Critical sections (!cs -s -l -o, ...

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