Sunday, November 02, 2008

Miscellaneous Windows Troubleshooting Info

When I was dealing with the SharePort issue, I was looking for additional tools and things to help me with the troubleshooting process

I already was using Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and AutoRuns to try to pin down the issue.

I had been pouring through the system logs on the XP and Vista systems as well.

In the end I found these particular post especially helpful:

Monitoring Event Logs in Windows Vista – Windows Networking

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program generates in Windows Vista – Microsoft Help and Support

Windows Vista Event Viewer – Computer Performance UK

One really golden find in my Web-diving was discovery of the Ask the Performance Team bog.

Both are really in-depth and fascinating explorations of the Windows crash-dump process and post-mortem review.  Darn good stuff.

Software Solutions?

Here are some freeware software solutions to help with program installation monitoring and logging:

InstallWatch - (freeware) – Epsilon Squared

InstallSpy - (freeware) – scroll to the bottom of the page to find.

Advanced Uninstaller PRO - (trialware/$)

Tiny Watcher - (freeware) – See review over at

In the end, none of these helped me, but I thought I would pass them on anyway.


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