WinDbg shortcuts: .ecxr

If you are impatient with !analyze -v you can always use a replacement command that shows and sets the context for the current exception so you can quickly get to the possible crashing point (signature):

0:000> .ecxr
eax=00000000 ebx=00000001 ecx=00000000 edx=0018fe40 esi=00426310 edi=00000111
eip=0041ff21 esp=0018f81c ebp=0018f850 iopl=0  nv up ei pl zr na pe nc
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b      efl=00010246
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for TestWER.exe
0041ff21 c7050000000000000000 mov dword ptr ds:[0],0  ds:002b:00000000=????????

0:000> kL
*** Stack trace for last set context - .thread/.cxr resets it
ChildEBP RetAddr
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
0018f850 00403620 TestWER+0x1ff21
0018f860 0040382f TestWER+0x3620
0018f890 00402df6 TestWER+0x382f
0018f8b4 00409ef8 TestWER+0x2df6
0018f904 0040a792 TestWER+0x9ef8
0018f9a0 00406dea TestWER+0xa792
0018f9c0 00409713 TestWER+0x6dea
0018fa28 004097a2 TestWER+0x9713
0018fa48 76f66238 TestWER+0x97a2
0018fa74 76f668ea user32!InternalCallWinProc+0x23
0018faec 76f6cd1a user32!UserCallWinProcCheckWow+0x109
0018fb30 76f6cd81 user32!SendMessageWorker+0x581
0018fb54 74fb4e95 user32!SendMessageW+0x7f
0018fb74 74fb4ef7 comctl32!Button_NotifyParent+0x3d
0018fb90 74fb4d89 comctl32!Button_ReleaseCapture+0x113
0018fbf0 76f66238 comctl32!Button_WndProc+0xa18
0018fc1c 76f668ea user32!InternalCallWinProc+0x23
0018fc94 76f67d31 user32!UserCallWinProcCheckWow+0x109
0018fcf4 76f67dfa user32!DispatchMessageWorker+0x3bc
0018fd04 76f82292 user32!DispatchMessageW+0xf
0018fd30 0040618c user32!IsDialogMessageW+0x5f6
0018fd44 004071e2 TestWER+0x618c
0018fd50 00402dd3 TestWER+0x71e2
0018fd64 00408dc1 TestWER+0x2dd3
0018fd78 00403f35 TestWER+0x8dc1
0018fd90 00404090 TestWER+0x3f35
0018fd9c 00403f80 TestWER+0x4090
0018fda8 004040dd TestWER+0x3f80
0018fde0 00403440 TestWER+0x40dd
0018fe2c 004204ee TestWER+0x3440
0018fee4 0041fdf5 TestWER+0x204ee
0018fef8 0040fc3e TestWER+0x1fdf5
0018ff88 76ce3677 TestWER+0xfc3e
0018ff94 77b89f02 kernel32!BaseThreadInitThunk+0xe
0018ffd4 77b89ed5 ntdll!__RtlUserThreadStart+0x70
0018ffec 00000000 ntdll!_RtlUserThreadStart+0x1b

However, in case of multiple exceptions you still need to do stack trace collection analysis:

0:000> .ecxr
eax=00000030 ebx=7efde000 ecx=750d2dd9 edx=00000000 esi=00000000 edi=00000000
eip=770d280c esp=0037f828 ebp=0037f870 iopl=0  nv up ei pl nz na po nc
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b      efl=00000202
770d280c cc              int     3

0:000> ~*k 6

.  0  Id: f00.f04 Suspend: 0 Teb: 7efdd000 Unfrozen
ChildEBP RetAddr
0037f1a4 770d0bdd ntdll!NtWaitForMultipleObjects+0x15
0037f240 7529162d KERNELBASE!WaitForMultipleObjectsEx+0x100
0037f288 75291921 kernel32!WaitForMultipleObjectsExImplementation+0xe0
0037f2a4 752b9b2d kernel32!WaitForMultipleObjects+0x18
0037f310 752b9bca kernel32!WerpReportFaultInternal+0x186
0037f324 752b98f8 kernel32!WerpReportFault+0×70

1  Id: f00.f18 Suspend: 1 Teb: 7efda000 Unfrozen
ChildEBP RetAddr
0080f9ac 770d31bb ntdll!NtDelayExecution+0x15
0080fa14 770d3a8b KERNELBASE!SleepEx+0x65
0080fa24 752d28dd KERNELBASE!Sleep+0xf
0080fa38 752b98f8 kernel32!WerpReportFault+0×3f
0080fa48 752b9875 kernel32!BasepReportFault+0×20
0080fad4 77b10df7 kernel32!UnhandledExceptionFilter+0×1af

2  Id: f00.f1c Suspend: 1 Teb: 7efd7000 Unfrozen
ChildEBP RetAddr
00abf640 770d31bb ntdll!NtDelayExecution+0x15
00abf6a8 770d3a8b KERNELBASE!SleepEx+0x65
00abf6b8 752d28dd KERNELBASE!Sleep+0xf
00abf6cc 752b98f8 kernel32!WerpReportFault+0×3f
00abf6dc 752b9875 kernel32!BasepReportFault+0×20
00abf768 77b10df7 kernel32!UnhandledExceptionFilter+0×1af

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

One Response to “WinDbg shortcuts: .ecxr”

  1. Dmitry Vostokov Says:

    if .ecxr doesn’t work due to a malformed dump (Lateral Damage) we may use .exr -1 to display the last exception record which may show an exception address, code, and parameters (such as a write or read address)

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