Setting Up Local Kernel Debugging of a Single Computer Manually

Debugging Tools for Windows supports local kernel debugging. This is kernel-mode debugging on a single computer. In other words, the debugger runs on the same computer that is being debugged.

Setting Up Local Kernel-Mode Debugging

  1. Open a Command Prompt window as Administrator. Enter bcdedit /debug on
  2. If the computer is not already configured as the target of a debug transport, enter bcdedit /dbgsettings local
  3. Reboot the computer.

Starting the Debugging Session

Using WinDbg

Open WinDbg as Administrator. On the File menu, choose Kernel Debug. In the Kernel Debugging dialog box, open the Local tab. Click OK.

You can also start a session with WinDbg by opening a Command Prompt window as Administrator and entering the following command:

windbg -kl

Using KD

Open a Command Prompt window as Administrator, and enter the following command:

kd -kl

Related topics

Local Kernel-Mode Debugging
Setting Up Kernel-Mode Debugging Manually



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