Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Resources I often use!

General reference links:

Driver Reference Table. This lists practically every driver there is in a handy reference table. Refer to this when analyzing and debugging crash dump files if you need to. Created and maintained by John Carrona, Microsoft Expert-Consumer MVP since 2006!

Driver Download Sites. Contains links to where a driver is hosted and where to download it / update it. If a driver isn't available for download via the reference table, or you want to look here regardless.

Bugcheck or STOP Code Index. Great link for reading up on STOP codes and what causes those STOP codes.

Antivirus Uninstallers. Great blog post that provides Antivirus Uninstaller links (always recommended to use rather than using the traditional Programs & Features uninstall method). Written by Corrine, Microsoft MVP since 2006 in Consumer Security!

Troubleshooting Windows STOP Messages. Great link on how to troubleshoot various different STOP codes.

Fatal BSOD Solutions. Contains links to various different STOP codes, what causes them, how to troubleshoot, etc.

Windows Hang and Crash Dump Analysis 1/9. Contains a NINE part video series on how to analyze and debug crash dumps.

Troubleshooting Microsoft Event Viewer Logs. Great website in which you can enter the Event ID and get details on that specific event entry you may have questions about.

Debugging In Progress - A TechNet blog about debugging and analyzing BSODs. Wonderful source of information, a bit advanced.

Forums to check out if you're looking to brush up on your analysis and debugging skills:

Sysnative BSOD, Crashes, Kernel Debugging.

TechSupportForum BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs.

Overclock.net Crash Analysis and Debugging

Very informative books on analysis and debugging & more:

Windows Internals, Part 1: Covering Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Windows Internals, Part 2: Covering Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Advanced Windows Debugging

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