how to debug a blue-screen-of-death

Debugging a BSOD is invaluable when working on Windows PCs and Servers. Is it an OS misconfiguraton? Is it a boot loader problem? Or is it a driver or hardware problem?

  1. Download windbg:

  2. Select File -> Symbol File Path

  3. Select File -> Open Crash Dump

  4. You are ready to start debugging. Here are some useful commands to get started:

    !analyze -v