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File | Kernel Debug

Click Kernel Debug on the File menu to debug a target computer in kernel mode.

This command is equivalent to pressing CTRL+K. You can use this command only when WinDbg is in dormant mode.

Dialog Box

When you click Kernel Debug, the Kernel Debugging dialog box appears with these tabs:

  • The COM tab indicates that the connection will use a COM port. In the Baud Rate box, enter the baud rate. In the Port box, enter the name of the COM port. For more information, see Setting Up a Serial Connection Manually.

    You can also use the COM tab to connect to virtual machine through a named pipe. In the Port box, enter \\VMHost\pipe\PipeName. VMHost specifies the name of the physical computer on which the virtual machine is running. If the virtual machine is running on the same computer as the kernel debugger itself, use a single period (.) for VMHost. For more information, see Setting Up a Connection to a Virtual Machine.

  • The 1394 tab indicates that the connection will use 1394. In the Channel box, enter the 1394 channel number. 1394 debugging is supported only if both the host computer and target computer are running Windows XP or later versions of the Windows operating system. For more information, see Setting Up a 1394 Connection Manually.

  • The USB tab indicates that the connection will use USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. In the Target Name box, enter the target name that you created when you configured the target computer. For more information, see Setting Up a USB 2.0 Connection Manually and Setting Up a USB 3.0 Connection Manually.

  • The NET tab indicates that the connection will use Ethernet. In the Port Number box, enter the port number that you specified when you configured the target computer. In the Key box, enter the key that was generated for you (or that you created) when you configured the target computer. For more information, see Setting Up a Network Connection Manually.

  • The Local tab indicates that WinDbg will perform local kernel debugging. Local kernel debugging is supported only on Windows XP and later.

For more information and for other methods of beginning a kernel debugging session, see Live Kernel-Mode Debugging Using WinDbg.

 

 

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