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what exactly is debugging mode?


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#1 zach attack

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

I've been wondering this for a while now. About a month ago, my computer was attacked by a trojan, and now when i boot my computer in normal mode It crashes. However it has always worked just fine in debugging mode. So since it seemed to be just about the same, and since I didn't feel like paying $20 for a new windows xp cd (especialy because that may not fix the problem), I've just been using debugging mode for a while now.

Everything has been fine, except some weird stuff has been happening lately. Now whenever my computer boots in debugging mode, it hangs after about a minute. I can get it to not hang by first going in safe mode and then doing a system restore, but when i restart my computer and reboot in debugging mode, it just hangs again. Also, my zune software refuses to open. However i blame this on the recent update i have applied to it (it started just after the update). And since alot of people seem to have had this problem, it wouldn't be unusual, however frostwire is now doing the exact same thing. Also, right click doesn't work on the internet, which is kinda weird. And finally, whenever i try to play video on windows media player, it hangs (which i don't think used to happen, but I don't quite recall). Not sure about other media players, I haven't tried.

Ok, we get it, theres alot of random problems, but my questions are:
What exactly is debugging mode?
- What does it do?
- What is it made for
- what's the difference between normal mode and debugging mode
- Why can I run debugging mode and not normal mode?
- are there any adverse effects of using debugging mode for a while?
- Is it ok to download stuff in debugging mode? Or is that why my computer keeps hanging?

I've tried googleing it, but All the information I could find was 'It's an advanced mode for IT professionals' and 'it disables some drives for debugging'

your input is appreciated, thanks in advance.

Edited by zach attack, 10 February 2010 - 09:50 PM.


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