Windows Kernel Debugging (XP SP3)

  • Anyone have any experience getting windows kernel debugging working? Been going crazy all morning with this.

    Have windbg installed, have debugging symbols installed.

    Bootcfg confirms that /debug switch is enabled:

    Boot Loader Settings

    timeout: 30
    default: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

    Boot Entries
    Boot entry ID:   1
    Friendly Name:   "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
    Path:            multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    OS Load Options: /fastdetect /debug

    kdbgctrl -c however says kernel debugger is disabled

    I tried manually enabling it with kdbgctrl -e however, no luck. Error as follows:

    Unable to enable kernel debugger, NTSTATUS 0xC0000003
        {Invalid Parameter}  The specified information class is not a valid informat
    ion class for the specified object.

    No clue what parameter is invalid, no idea what information class it is referring to.

    Anyone have any idea?


    Seem to have found the issue after some more digging, apparently while I can develop drivers for XP still, appears I need to switch to Win2003 server or Vista for the above to work. sigh


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