Online Tools

Windows Crash Dump Analysis

 

ACT Deployment Guide

Description
This paper provides planning guidance for a Microsoft® Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6 deployment within an organization. It provides guidelines and procedures for IT Professionals on how to plan for, deploy, and provision resources for the most effective use of the Toolkit.
This information applies for the following operating systems:
– Windows® 7
– Windows Vista®
– Windows Vista with Service Pack 1
– Windows Server 2008 R2
– Microsoft Windows Server 2003
– Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
– Microsoft Windows 2000

 

CrystalDiskInfo

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/crystaldiskinfo_portable

Description
CrystalDiskInfo is a utility tool that can tell you about the hardware performance of your hard disk, including how likely it is to stop operating in the near future. The app gives you a complete readout of all your computer’s SMART information, as well as a current temperature and health status.

The interface can be easily navigated by anyone with an OK understanding of hard drives and the Windows OS. From the dashboard you can quickly see a long list of up-to-date system data. CrystalDiskInfo doesn’t have a lot of options here, or settings or deep drill down menus for that matter. It does, however, give you a clear and straightforward interface that shows all of the data it can retrieve* from each drive on your system.

CrystalDiskInfo can be configured to send you Alerts in the event that there is an issue with one of the drives being monitored. These alerts can be audible or via email, and you can also configure the frequency of application refresh data.

Quick Start Guides

Description
This paper provides step-by-step information about using the Microsoft® Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6 to create data collection packages (DCPs) and deploy them within your organization. This information applies to the following operating systems:
– Windows® 7
– Windows Vista®
– Windows Server® 2008 R2
– Microsoft Windows Server 2003
– Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
– Microsoft Windows 2000

Step-By-Step Guide

Description
This paper provides step-by-step information, guiding you through the major scenarios for using the Microsoft® Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6. This information applies for the following operating systems:
– Windows® 7 – Windows Vista®
– Windows Server 2008 R2
– Windows Server 2003
– Windows XP with Service Pack 2
– Microsoft Windows 2000

Application Compatibility Toolkit

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7352

Description
The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows 7® and Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and deploy Windows more quickly.

You can use the ACT features to:

– Verify an application’s compatibility with a new version of the Windows operating system, or a Windows Update, including determining your risk assessment.

– Become involved in the ACT Community, including sharing your risk assessment with other ACT users.

– Test your Web applications and Web sites for compatibility with new releases and security updates to the Windows Internet Explorer® Internet browser.

 

Blue Screen View

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Description
Blue screens of death are a bit frightening, because they usually appear without prior notice and most importantly, because it’s hard to know what they really mean.

With BlueScreenView that last issue can be easily solved. This little app recovers the dump file created by any blue screen of death you’ve had lately and displays is again, so that you can look into the error message and look for possible solutions on Google.

BlueScreenView doesn’t require installation and is pretty straightforward – which is good, since it doesn’t include any documentation. The program can display the saved dump files as drivers list or just as the original blue screen, and also generate a report in HTML with all the info displayed on the interface.

 

PortQryUI

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24009

Description
PortQry is a utility that you can use to help troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity issues. The application reports the port status of TCP and UDP ports on a computer you choose.

 

Process Explorer

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/process-explorer-portable

Description
The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

 

Sysinternals Suite

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysinternals-suite

Description
The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault.

The Suite is a bundling of the following selected Sysinternals Utilities:

  • AccessChk
  • AccessEnum
  • AdExplorer
  • AdRestore
  • Autologon
  • Autoruns
  • BgInfo
  • CacheSet
  • ClockRes
  • Contig
  • Ctrl2Cap
  • DebugView
  • DiskExt
  • DiskMon
  • DiskView
  • Disk Usage (DU)
  • EFSDump

 

Vmss2core

https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vmss2core

Description
Vmss2core is a tool to convert VMware checkpoint state files into formats that third party debugger tools understand. It can handle both suspend (.vmss) and snapshot (.vmsn) checkpoint state files (hereafter referred to as a ‘vmss file’) as well as both monolithic and non-monolithic (separate .vmem file) encapsulation of checkpoint state data.
The vmss2core tool can produce core dump files for the Windows debugger (WinDbg), Red Hat crash compatible core files, a physical memory view suitable for the Gnu debugger gdb, Solaris MDB (XXX), and Mac OS X formats. Debugging Virtual Machines with the Checkpoint to Core Tool provides the usage information for the vmss2core tool. Note: This last update has improved support for Win 8.1/Win2012 R2 vmss files.

 

WhatIsHang

WhatIsHang (x64)

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

Description
Sometimes, Windows or a running application hangs, the user interface abruptly stops responding, and you cannot determine what has caused the problem or how to troubleshoot the issue. This utility tries to detect the software or process that is currently hung, and displays some information that may allow you to sort out and understand what exactly is at the root of such unexpected behavior. Most of the information displayed in WhatIsHang’s report, like Call Stack, Stack Data, Processor Registers, and Memory Data is designed for users with Windows programming knowledge. However, WhatIsHang also presents a list of strings and dll files related to the hang issue that can help users without programming skills understand and overcome the causes of the problem and restore normal operation.