XPe debugging

Discussion in 'Windows Embedded' started by scarr, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. scarr

    scarr MDL Novice

    Aug 21, 2012
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    Hi all,

    First, let me say I know very little about XPe, but I have been given an XPe machine to attempt to fix!!

    The machine keeps crashing it really does anything (screen sort of just flashes) I have a list of questions, all / some might be stupid but please don't flame me for being a newbie :)

    1) Can I get back to some sort of desktop, maybe by connecting the drive to another PC and changing some reg settings etc?

    2) Can I debug it somehow (I have seen a lot about remote debug but I am unsure if this is possible)

    3) If I cannot get to a desktop or prompt can I rename or delete an .exe to stop it booting or maybe someone can list the boot sequence so I can figure it out.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  2. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    Have you checked the hardware... Try booting from a USB stick. Try swapping out the RAM or the DOM.

    What brand/model is it ?
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    It is just (very cutdown) XP
    So threat it as such when doing anything to it

    Boot it with WinPE & you can access it & do whatever you need to do

    sebus