Debugging a Debugger

How to Unload a Debugger

Unloading a Debugger

Errors can occur when loading programs under the Windows operating system. One type of error that you can receive is “a debugger has been detected: unload the debugger and try again” message. This error can occur when certain programs and drivers on your system are outdated or are conflicting with other files.

Remove Amdfix.sys File (If it exists).

  • The Amdfix.sys
    1. Click the Start menu and then go to the “Search” option. This will display the Search Results window.
    2. Select the “All files and folders” option from the left panel.
    3. Type “amdfix.sys” into the “All or part of the file name” text box.
    4. Click the “Search” button to have the system search your local hard drives for the file.
    5. Right-click the amdfix.sys file that is displayed in the right panel. Select “Rename” from the context menu and then change the name of the files to “amdfix.sys.old. Press the “Enter” key to save the change.
    6. Restart your computer so that your system will start and not load the amdfix.sys file.

Disable Startup Programs

  • Startup Configuration
    1. Click the “Start” button and then select the “Run” option. Type “msconfig” into the text box and then click the “OK” button. This will start the System Configuration Utility.
    2. Go to the General tab and then click the option for “Selective Startup.” Click in the box to remove the check for system.ini, win.ini and load startup items options.
    3. Go to the Services tab and select the “Hide all Microsoft Services” check box. Click the “Disable All” button to prevent the remaining services from loading when Windows restarts.
    4. Click the “OK” button to save the change and then reboot your computer to start your system with the startup programs disabled.

I hope that helps,

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