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    (Solved)Help WinDbg Configuration issues


    i installed WinDBg with the help of bsod analysis getting started by Jonathan King.

    Because i want to analyse BSOD dump files from members here and help them

    But when the dmp file loads in WinDbg i get this error

    Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
    ****************************************************************************
    * Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
    * Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
    * After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
    ****************************************************************************
    Executable search path is:
    *********************************************************************
    * Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
    * *
    * The Symbol Path can be set by: *
    * using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
    * using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
    * using .sympath and .sympath+ *
    *********************************************************************
    Debugging Details:
    ------------------
    ***** Kernel symbols are WRONG. Please fix symbols to do analysis.
    ----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
    unable to get nt!KiCurrentEtwBufferOffset
    unable to get nt!KiCurrentEtwBufferBase
    *************************************************************************
    *** ***
    *** ***
    *** Either you specified an unqualified symbol, or your debugger ***
    *** doesn't have full symbol information. Unqualified symbol ***
    *** resolution is turned off by default. Please either specify a ***
    *** fully qualified symbol module!symbolname, or enable resolution ***
    *** of unqualified symbols by typing ".symopt- 100". Note that ***
    *** enabling unqualified symbol resolution with network symbol ***
    *** server shares in the symbol path may cause the debugger to ***
    *** appear to hang for long periods of time when an incorrect ***
    *** symbol name is typed or the network symbol server is down. ***
    *** ***
    *** For some commands to work properly, your symbol path ***
    *** must point to .pdb files that have full type information. ***
    *** ***
    *** Certain .pdb files (such as the public OS symbols) do not ***
    *** contain the required information. Contact the group that ***
    *** provided you with these symbols if you need this command to ***
    *** work. ***
    *** ***
    *** Type referenced: nt!_KPRCB ***
    *** ***
    ********************************************
    Info:

    But i have the C:/Symbols on my system ( made with File > Symbol file path, and copy/paste: Code:SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols).

    Why i get keeping the error symbol path is not initialized?

    My system is dualboot Windows 7 with windows 8.1.

    I installed winDbg on windows 8.1. using winDbg windows 8.1. version.

    NB. Solved it by myself using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. with help of this tutorial Question Defense Symbols Can Not Be Loaded Because Symbol Path Is Not Initialized
    Last edited by lifetec; 11 Mar 2014 at 15:19.

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Sorry for not getting to this sooner - but you're doing great work!
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