Note: This troubleshooting technique applies to sandbox testing. Since attaching/ detaching a debugger may stop a running process, you should be careful when using these tools.
This article describes how to use a GUI debugger, x64Dbg or Windbg Preview, to attach to a running TimeXtender process and to review DLLs loaded, threads and call stack. This may help debug complex issues involving performance, hang or unexpected process termination.
Download x64Dbg and install it.
Attach to a running TimeXtender process
In x64Dbg tool, use File -> Attach (select TimeXtender in the list of processes)
Note: If multiple instances are running, recognize an instance of TimeXtender by project name or version
Review the list of DLLs loaded
In Windbg Preview, use File -> Attach to process
This shows the list of DLLs loaded.
Generate a dump of a hung process
In Task Manager, right-click on TimeXtender process -> Create dump file
Note: This may generate a huge file. Use this option for a hung process only, when troubleshooting the root cause.
This dump can be further analyzed in a Windows debugger.
For example, load this dump in Windbg and perform exception analysis by this command: