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Defrag Tools #172 – Application Hangs

1 week ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk about Application Hangs. We collect a dump of a process and debug it with the Debugging Tools for Windows. Resources:Defrag Tools: #24 – WinDbg – Critical SectionsDefrag Tools: #25 – WinDbg – EventsDefrag Tools: #26 – WinDbg – Semaphores, Mutexes and Timers Timeline:[00:00] Happy […]
Defrag Tools #171 – Application Insights Profiler

Defrag Tools #171 – Application Insights Profiler

1 month ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk to Dan Taylor and Chuck Weininger about Application Insights Profiler. The profiler allows you to get detailed performace data from Azure App Services. How to – aka.ms/aiprofilerpreview Email – serviceprofilerhelp@microsoft.com Timeline: [00:00] Introductions[01:10] Forza Horizon 3 Awesomeness in Australia[03:55] Application Insights Profiler Introduction[05:00] […]
Defrag Tools #170 – Debugger – JavaScript Scripting

Defrag Tools #170 – Debugger – JavaScript Scripting

4 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards talks to Andy Luhrs and Bill Messmer from the Debugging Tools for Windows team. We talk about the new JavaScript extensibility and scripting abilities in WinDbg available in the WDK and SDK build 14951 and newer. Blog – blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/windbg/ Email – windbgfb@microsoft.com  Bill leveraged the debugger object model previously […]
Defrag Tools #169 – Debugging Tools for Windows Team

Defrag Tools #169 – Debugging Tools for Windows Team

4 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards talks to Andy Luhrs and Bill Messmer from the Debugging Tools for Windows team. We talk about what the team develops, what it is working on, the debugger object model, their blog and their feedback email address. Blog – blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/windbg/ Email – windbgfb@microsoft.com Bill leveraged the debugger object model previously […]
Defrag Tools #168 – Powercfg Sleep Study

Defrag Tools #168 – Powercfg Sleep Study

4 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk to Nashaat Soliman and Paresh Maisuria (program manager and developer from the Windows kernel power team) about the "Sleep Study" feature in the Powercfg tool, and how you can use it to diagnose battery drain issues on Modern Standby systems. For related content on power […]
Defrag Tools #167 – Debugging User Mode Crash Dumps Redux

Defrag Tools #167 – Debugging User Mode Crash Dumps Redux

5 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder use Debugging Tools for Windows (WinDbg) to determine the root cause of various application crashes which have occurred on Andrew’s computer. We use Sysinternals ProcDump to capture the dumps. While debugging, we take a side trip into configuring colors for Compressed and Encrypted files in Windows […]
Defrag Tools #166 – Performance Analysis of UWP Apps

Defrag Tools #166 – Performance Analysis of UWP Apps

5 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Sylvain Goyette joins Chad Beeder to discuss performance tracing of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. (Sorry that Sylvain’s screen is somewhat hard to read; we had some technical issues with the screen capture session.) Resources:Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) including the Windows Performance Toolkit Related Videos (from Build events):Data Binding: Boost […]

Defrag Tools #165 – Performance tracing in OOBE

5 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Sylvain Goyette joins Chad Beeder to talk about how to collect performance traces during Windows OOBE (Out of Box Experience). (Sorry that Sylvain’s screen is somewhat hard to read; we had some technical issues with the screen capture session.) Resources and related episodes:Defrag Tools #154 – Memory Footprint and […]
Defrag Tools #164 – Sysinternals for Nano Server – Mark Russinovich

Defrag Tools #164 – Sysinternals for Nano Server – Mark Russinovich

7 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Mark Russinovich and Andrew Mason (Program Manager for Nano Server) join Andrew Richards to discuss the release of the Sysinternals tools for Windows Server – Nano Server. Over 40 of the Sysinternals tools have been updated to support the headless execution on Nano Server via a remote shell (e.g. PowerShell, PsExec, […]
Defrag Tools #163 – Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) – Sysinternals Disk2VHD

Defrag Tools #163 – Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) – Sysinternals Disk2VHD

8 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards discuss Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) files. We first dive into what a VHD is, how you can boot from a VHD by configuring bcdedit settings, and we see how they look in Disk Management. We then use Sysinternals Disk2VHD – a quick and easy way to […]
Defrag Tools #162 – Defrag Show Crossover – Gov Maharaj

Defrag Tools #162 – Defrag Show Crossover – Gov Maharaj

8 months ago
In the spirit of Star Trek crossovers, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder pay a visit to Gov (Rhymes With Orange) Maharaj, the co-host of The Defrag Show. We talk about how each series got started, the focus of each, and how the two sometimes overlap. Gov has a wealth of knowledge, a lot of it […]
Defrag Tools #161 – Troubleshooting a Slow PC

Defrag Tools #161 – Troubleshooting a Slow PC

9 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards walk through using various tools to determine what is causing Andrew’s computer to be slow and unresponsive. Resources: Process ExplorerProcess MonitorAutoruns Questions/comments? Email us at defragtools@microsoft.com