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Can I analyze .DMP created in Task Manager with WinDBG? I'm not familiar with using WinDBG.
 

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As per the posting instructions please run V2 and upload results into this thread.

If you want to troubleshoot yourself then you can follow this tutorial:
 

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As per the posting instructions please run V2 and upload results into this thread.

If you want to troubleshoot yourself then you can follow this tutorial:
I downloaded WinDBG from the MS Store. There wasn't any SDK installation that I'm aware of...
 

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You're using WinDbg Preview then which is technically in beta. It is generally recommended that you use the SDK version of WinDbg since the Preview edition has had some bugs which have affected analysis.

However, to answer your question, yes you can use WinDbg to analyse a dump file created using Task Manager. Although, please bear in mind, you'll only be examining the process address space of the process which you dumped.

Let me know if you have any questions.

@zbook how is the V2 log file collector relevant here? The OP just asked if they can examine a process dump using WinDbg.
 

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I find WinDbg Preview to be very good.
It is very easy to use, and the results are very clear and easy to read and understand.
 

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Where do I start with WinDBG? I have a .DMP file but I don't see a way to import .DMP in WinDBG.
 

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Have you tried double-clicking the dmp file?

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I can open the dump file into WinDBG but I have no idea what I'm doing from there. Would anyone like to analyze an sihost.DMP I created?
 

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I can open the dump file into WinDBG but I have no idea what I'm doing from there. Would anyone like to analyze an sihost.DMP I created?
You will notice the following command in blue that you can right click and copy and paste into the command line. Paste it into the command line and press "Enter".
Code:
!analyze -v
Everything else will be done for you from there.

WinDbg Analysis 2.png

After the scan is done, look for the MODULE_NAME and IMAGE_NAME. That is usually the crash cause. Click on MODULE_NAME to expand it.

You will also see PROCESS_NAME. It will show you the crash file, but not the crash cause.

Tip: If you want to make analyzing crash dump files even easier, associate .dmp files with WinDbg. You can then double click them.
Code:
%LocalAppdata%\CrashDumps
 
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You will notice the following command in blue that you can right click and copy and paste into the command line. Paste it into the command line and press "Enter".
Code:
!analyze -v
Everything else will be done for you from there.

View attachment 16829
I left clicked !analyze -v and it started to download a heap[ of files from a server. Is it supposed to be right clicked?
 

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I left clicked !analyze -v and it started to download a heap[ of files from a server. Is it supposed to be right clicked?
Yes, you will see the downloading.
WinDbg is a trusty Microsoft dump file analyzer.
 

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Yes, you will see the downloading.
WinDbg is a trusty Microsoft dump file analyzer.
What is all the downloading?
 

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I find WinDbg Preview to be very good.
It is very easy to use, and the results are very clear and easy to read and understand.
Yes, that is the future. It removes some much annoying and unneeded pain from the setup process.
However, as of now, it is not perfect, and you're better off with using the classic WinDBG where you can fine-tune the SDKs with the manual setup.
I agree with the other posters on this.

For the same reason, I am using classic WinDBG too, and NOT the preview/store version.
 

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