DrWatson Symbols

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I am trying to get a "crash" log from DrWatson.
I put the *.map file in the folder of that I programed the DrWatson
DrWatson created the log file:
put the error:
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found.  Defaulted to export symbols for C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcrt.dll -

I need the log with the symbols.

Question by:VapiSoft
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    Expert Comment

    The map file does not contain any symbols, these are stored in the .pdb files that are created when you build your application. Make sure these reside in the same directory where your app is. If you are dealing with a relese build, check out ("Debugging a Release Build") on how to enable the creation of .pdb files for these, too.

    Author Comment

    Thank you.
    It worked and I will give you the points, but before that it works only in XP.
    In VISTA I don't get the DrWastson log at all (drwtsn32.log).
    Do you know why?
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    Accepted Solution

    Hm, there is no Dr. Watson on Vista... see ("How to generate a full user-mode dump file in Windows Vista") for the Vista way (prett stupid for MS to not include Dr. Watson with Vista also, if you ask me)

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you.
    LVL 15

    Expert Comment

    You need drwtsn32.exe copied from an XP machine BUT you can resurrect the DR's "practicing license".

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