Sysinternals Freeware - Mark Russinovich & Bryce Cogswell


Copyright 1998-2006 Mark Russinovich
Last Updated: July 11, 2006 v4.62


DebugView is an application that lets you monitor debug output on your local system, or any computer on the network that you can reach via TCP/IP. It is capable of displaying both kernel-mode and Win32 debug output, so you don't need a debugger to catch the debug output your applications or device drivers generate, nor do you need to modify your applications or drivers to use non-standard debug output APIs.

DebugView works on Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows for x64 processors and Windows Vista.

DebugView Capture

Under Windows 95, 98, and Me DebugView will capture output from the following sources:

Under Windows NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003 and Vista DebugView will capture:

DebugView also extracts kernel-mode debug output generated before a crash from Window NT/2000/XP crash dump files if DebugView was capturing at the time of the crash.

DebugView Capabilites

DebugView has a powerful array of features for controlling and managing debug output.

Features new to version 4.6:

Features new to version 4.5:

Features new to version 4.4:

Features new to version 4.3:

Features new to version 4.2:

Features new to version 4.1:

Here is a list highlighting some of DebugView's other features:

The on-line help file describes all these features, and more, in detail.

Installation and Use

Simply execute the DebugView program file (dbgview.exe) and DebugView will immediately start capturing debug output. To run DebugView on Windows 95 you must get the WinSock2 update from Microsoft. Note that if you run DebugView on Windows NT/2K/XP you must have administrative privilege to view kernel-mode debug output. Menus, hot-keys, or toolbar buttons can be used to clear the window, save the monitored data to a file, search output, change the window font, and more. The on-line help describes all of DebugView's features.

DebugView Screenshot

This is a screenshot of DebugView capturing Win32 debug output from a remote system. Note the presence of a highlighting filter.

In order to help us track its use, please download through the link that represents the operating system on which you will use or mostly use DebugView.

Note that the zip files are identical, and DebugView runs on all Windows platforms.

Download DebugView (x86- 186 KB) - you plan on using DebugView on Win9x

Download DebugView (x86 - 186 KB) - you plan on using DebugView on 32-bit versions of NT/2K/XP/Server 2003/Vista

Download DebugView (x64 - 186 KB) - you plan on using DebugView on 64-bit XP/Server 2003/Vista

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