Both Load Symbols and Configure Symbol Path of Trace Menu are disabled RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I did an *.etl trace by xperf and want to analyze it. However both "Load Symbols" and "Configure Symbol Paths" are disabled in Trace Menu of WPA and I could not load symbols. The environment is following:

    Windows 7 x64 running in VM

    WPT is installed from the Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015.

    I don't see this problem in my Windows 10 installation. Did I miss something in Win7  WPT install?

    Thank you

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:57 PM

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  • I figure out what happened. I use WPT 10 which has a bug tracing Win7. I found this information in



    1. WPT 10 is broken for recording traces on Windows 7. The dbgid information does not get recorded which means that symbols cannot be loaded. UIforETW works around this by automatically using WPT 8.1 to record traces on Windows 7 – it requires that WPT 8.1 be installed. These traces can then be analyzed with WPA 10"

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:13 PM