Speaker: Chad Beeder

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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Defrag Tools #180 – Active Memory Dump

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Graham McIntyre joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder to talk about the new Active Memory Dump type. This new kernel dump size replaces the Complete Memory Dump type, and although much smaller, is equally as useful.  

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Defrag Tools #179 – Manually Generating a Crash Dump

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder walk through the process of manually creating a full memory dump via the keyboard. This is useful when you want to capture the state of the operating system. For example, to debug a hang. Resources: Forcing a System Crash from the Keyboard  Registry files (.reg) […]

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Defrag Tools #178 – Sysinternals ProcDump v9.0

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk about the new features of Sysinternals ProcDump v9.0 Multiple Dumps per trigger in multiple Dump Sizes: -mm Write a ‘Mini’ dump file. (default) Includes the Process, Thread, Module, Handle and Address Space info -ma Write a ‘Full’ dump file. Includes All the Image, […]

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Defrag Tools #177 – Windows Internals 7th Edition Part 1

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Alex Ionescu and Pavel Yosifovich, authors of the Windows Internals 7th Edition Part 1 book. We talk to Alex in the Channel 9 Studio and to Pavel over Skype from Israel. We cover the history of the Windows Internals book series, Alex’s involvement in […]

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Defrag Tools #176 – CMD and PowerShell Context Menus

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder delve into the way the Shell uses the registry to provide the Right-Click behavior of a (File Explorer) Folder. We add sub-menus to the Directory context menu, allowing a Command Prompt or PowerShell prompt to be opened in the current folder, either elevated and […]

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Defrag Tools #175 – Debugging the Network Stack

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jeffrey Tippet from the Windows Networking team to talk about how to debug networking problems in NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) using the !ndiskd debugger extension in WinDbg. Resources:The NDIS Blog Timeline:[00:00] Introductions[01:10] What is NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification)[03:11] Common problems encountered by […]

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Defrag Tools #174 – Security Baseline, Policy Analyzer and LGPO

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Aaron Margosis. We talk about the Security Baseline for Windows 10. We also look at the Policy Analyzer and Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO) tools. Resources:Microsoft Security Guidance BlogPolicy Analyzer v3.1Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO)Aaron Margosis’ Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals WebLogTroubleshooting with the […]

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