Speaker: Chad Beeder

Defrag Tools #191 – HRESULT Error Codes

In this episode of Defrag Tools, we talk about HRESULT based Error Codes. The 32bits in the HRESULT have meanings, allowing the reader to gain additional insights into the error. Of note: The 32nd bit (the top bit) indicates if an error occurred or not. This is why errors are 0x8xxxxxxx.The 16-26 bits are the […]

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HRESULT Error Codes

The 32bits in an HRESULT error code have meanings, allowing the reader to gain additional insights into the error. Of note: The 32nd bit (the top bit) indicates if an error occurred or not. This is why errors are 0x8xxxxxxx.The 16-26 bits are the Facility – the originating API (Win32, CLR, XAML, etc.).The 0-15 bits […]

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Defrag Tools #190 – Performance Power Slider

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jorge Novillo and Ojasvi Choudhary to discuss the Performance Power Slider in Windows 10. We discuss how it works, how hardware partners can customize it, and how users can adjust some of its settings. Related Links: Overview & how to customize the default Perf […]

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Defrag Tools #189 – Inside Show

Announcing the Inside Show, the show that takes you inside Windows! Inside covers Windows Features, Windows Internals, Exception Codes, Bugcheck Codes and Debugger Commands. Each episode is just 5 minutes, with no specific order between episodes. Watch the Welcome video! For longer topics (15-30min), we’ll continue to cover them on Defrag Tools in 1 or […]

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Defrag Tools #188 – Cyber Monday – What tech to buy?

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards talk about what tech you could buy on Cyber Monday. We talk about USB Sticks, USB Cables, MicroSD Readers, International Power Adapters, Charging Stations, UPS Backup, Network Testers, Memory Sticks, Disk Drives, Drive adapters, Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, … and many more things. […]

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Defrag Tools #187 – Ninjacat Unicorn

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards talk to Marc Goodner and Reid Borsuk about the maker community at Microsoft, and the cool Ninjacat statue they built. Make sure to watch to the end to see all of its, shall we say… special features!  

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Defrag Tools #186 – Time Travel Debugging – Advanced

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards is joined by JCAB (Juan Carlos Arevalo Baeza) and Jordi Mola from the Windows Debugger team to demonstrate some more advanced usage of a new feature of WinDbg Preview: Time Travel Debugging (TTD). Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Time Travel Debugging Overview (Online documentation)Debugging Tools for […]

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Defrag Tools #185 – Time Travel Debugging – Introduction

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by James Pinkerton and Ivette Carreras to introduce a new feature of WinDbg Preview: Time Travel Debugging (TTD). Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Time Travel Debugging Overview (Online documentation)Debugging Tools for Windows Blog Timeline:[00:00] Introductions[00:54] Introducing Time Travel Debugging (TTD)[05:06] Tracing[07:33] Debugging Forwards[09:23] Debugging […]

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Defrag Tools #184 – JavaScript in WinDbg Preview

In this episode of Defrag Tools, we continue our series on the new WinDbg Preview. Andrew Richards is joined by Bill Messmer to talk about the updated scripting engine. Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Documentation for WinDbg Preview (Dev Center)Announcement blog post Related Episodes: Defrag Tools #138 – Debugging – ‘dx’ Command Part 1Defrag Tools #139 […]

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Defrag Tools #183 – WinDbg Preview Part 2

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Nickolay Ratchev and Tim Misiak to show off some features of WinDbg Preview, a new version of the WinDbg tool. Also see our previous episode, if you missed it: Defrag Tools #182 – WinDbg Preview Part 1 Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft […]

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Defrag Tools #182 – WinDbg Preview Part 1

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Tim Misiak and Andy Luhrs to introduce WinDbg Preview, a new version of the WinDbg tool. Also see our followup episode: Defrag Tools #183 – WinDbg Preview Part 2 Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Documentation for WinDbg Preview (Dev Center)Announcement blog post Timeline: […]

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Defrag Tools #181 – System Power Report

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards are joined by Paresh Maisuria from the Windows Kernel Power team and Zach Holmes from the Fundamentals team to talk about System Power Report, a new feature in Windows 10 Creators Update. Related links:Defrag Tools #168 – Powercfg Sleep Study (older version of this […]

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