To debug is to attempt to locate and remove errors (bugs) in a computer system.

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PC Blue Screens and then instantly reboots. How do I stop this or find the error later?

I've started getting random blue screens from my (admittedly aged PC). Unfortunately it reboots straight away so I don't get chance to read the error. It's been happening when browsing Stack Overflow ...
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What is the proper way of debugging a slow Windows installation?

You know the drill - you've been asked to check why your cousin's computer is running slow. I was right there yesterday. Being a Mac user since 2007 I haven't really dug deep in Windows internals in ...
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Diagnosing slow Excel spreadsheets?

A client contacted me, complaining of Excel spreadsheets that were taking far too long to open. They use Excel for creating invoices, so they have hundreds of Excel spreadsheets with light formatting ...
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How can I see all keypresses on the keyboard?

I've been given a laptop to fix - it is 'randomly scrolling documents'. I'm almost certain it's a faulty connection in the keyboard, causing page-down to fire. Is there a program I can use to monitor ...
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Windows 7 BSOD Crashes

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 64 doing a clean install from Vista 64 and ever since I keep getting random blue screen crashes. I have the feeling it's caused by my video card but everything has the ...
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ASCII-art unicorn one-liner [closed]

I need to spruce up my debugging messages. I have a smiley in there :D, but someone suggested using a unicorn. There are some nice resources on ASCII unicorns (e.g. ...
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How to “debug” a keyboard in Linux? Like pressing a key and seeing a code in a terminal

I didn't have an answer to my problem about adding additional keyboards in my Ubuntu 10.04. Questions mark is not working in my keyboard, only using Alt Gr key + W. So, I don't know if this is a ...
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How do I remove these “autofocus” selection borders from the Windows 8.1/8 tile screen?

Good evening, everyone. I've just recently started to notice some unintended-enabled borders around my Windows 8 machine. Here are some screenshots: In the above photos, you will notice that ...
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Looking for tool to show IP packets (and do analysis) sent/received from/to my machine (want to debug why can't mount network drive)

fiddler2 comes close but this only deals with web browsers it seems. I need this tool to debug why I can't mount a common standard network/NAS drive (e.g. via SMB/SAMBA) in Windows 7 Pro and Home. ...
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Recurring crash: “An unhandled win32 exception occurred in mscorsvw.exe”. How to diagnose/fix?

I recently got a new PC at work and had to reinstall development tools, etc. The PC runs Windows XP (blech), and I've got Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Frameworks 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0 installed, each with ...
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Strange firefox bug

whenever i type any address and click go, it gives some strange error. for example , when i type "www.google.com" it freezes for sometime and gives me error as follow: File Not Found ...
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Ubuntu 9.04, AMD and nVidia: How to determine cause of lockup?

I have a dual-core AMD with a GeForce 9500 card, and have been experiencing random lockups. I haven't found a way to reproduce them, but the only thing that works is to power off - the machine is ...
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TF101 Android: Image block device via adb

I have an Asus TF101 tablet running Android ICS. I am trying to image the entire internal flash file system onto my desktop via adb. The problem is that the image I am obtaining appears to be ...
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Check “Id3 Tag” integrity from mp3 (almost a “debug”). Is it possible?

I'm using Mp3Tag do edit Id3 tags in my mp3 files. In the editor everything looks ok, but in my iTunes, some of them just ge messed up. The artist isn't read, Album Artist doesn't show up, this kind ...
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How do I debug Excel / OpenOffice / LibreOffice macros - getting started

How do I get started with debugging VBA macros? This is to help to locate faults and mistakes within the code and the data it handles.
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What is the DOS debug script to low level format a hard drive?

What is the DOS debug script to low level format a hard drive?
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How to fix “ Remote Desktop Connection” error, is it OK to turn off port 3389? [closed]

I keep getting this error when I attempt to connect to our remote Database using Remote Desktop Connection . First, which reason of those 3 would it be? I search online and I found out this may ...
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Eliminate cause of crash - if rooted on host

Is there a way to pin down the moments (e.g., 15 seconds) just before a program crashes on windows-xp-sp3? It would be interesting to inspect applications and executables and their communication ...