Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It can also trace the entire boot process and save to a PML log file. When enabling the setting “Enable Boot Logging” from the Options menu in Process Monitor, the following error may pop up:Read more
My previous post, List Running Processes and their creation time, helps you track down processes that are currently running. And, the post Find if the unknown program window that opened and closed immediately was a scheduled task tells you if a last run program window was as a scheduled task or not.Read more
A well-written application does proper error handling, notifying the user in detail about the error it countered and how to go about fixing it, rather than failing silently or throwing up an obscure error code and quitting. This post tells you how to trace "Access Denied" events for file and registry activities occurring in the system, using Process Monitor.Read more
Process Monitor is an excellent troubleshooting tool from Windows Sysinternals that displays the files and registry keys that applications access in real-time. The results can be saved to a log file, which you can send to an expert for analyzing a problem and troubleshooting it.
Here is a guide on how to capture registry and file system accesses by applications, and generate a log file using Process Monitor for further analysis.Read more