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

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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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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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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 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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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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Chrome: Hide Extension Errors in JavaScript Console

Is there a way to prevent extensions from showing up in the console of the developer tools window? It's annoying to be looking for JavaScript errors and have to ignore errors that are always there. I ...
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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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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. http://www.ascii-art.de/ascii/uvw/...
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How to prevent Chrome from refreshing page when viewing source?

When viewing page source in Google Chrome, the browser opens a new tab and basically pastes the URL in with the view-source: prefix. This is undesirable. As a developer, I may include some diagnostic ...
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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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How do I debug “X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication”

I have a problem with X forwarding through SSH. I've battled for ages, but no-one can seem to help. I'm now taking a different tact. I would like to know how I would debug the errors? What logs ...
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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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Microsoft update (MSU) does not find updates for other Microsoft products (e.g. Office) after MSU update

This post relates to an earlier thread of mine to fix a problem with Microsoft Update (MSU) during which I had to re-install MSU under Windows 7, 64bit, SP1. I installed this Microsoft update to fix ...
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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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Why are Skype messages showing up out of order?

Recently, I saw a one-line Skype message dated 7:36 AM. I saw and responded to this message with one line at 9:39 AM. The other person wrote three lines back again in the early afternoon, which I did ...
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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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Is it possible to enable logging or any kind of debug mode for the Office Deployment Tool?

I'm having a difficult issue with installing Office 2016 using the Office Deployment Tool (ODT). The problem is compounded by the fact that I can't see any way to get information about what ODT is ...
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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 and/...