Chapter 17. Error messages

In this chapter, I’ll demonstrate troubleshooting techniques using the Sysinternals utilities when the primary symptom is an error message. As you might expect, Procmon is the top troubleshooting utility in this chapter, but Procexp, DebugView, AdInsight, and even SigCheck make appearances. After a discussion about general techniques, the following cases will demonstrate those techniques and others:

Image The Case of the Locked Folder and “The Case of the File In Use Error highlight common use cases for Procexp’s handle search feature.

In The Case of the Unknown Photo Viewer Error,” Procmon turns an “unknown error” into ...

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