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The context is partially valid. Only x86 user-mode context is available.

Hi Team,

I am looking into one system hung issue and my customer shared complete memory dump of the system(Win 8.1 64-bit OS). When I loaded the memory dump in 64-bit WinDbg, the message “The context is partially valid. Only x86 user-mode context is available.” is displayed. I do notice abnormal behavior after running some WinDbg commands (like !vm or !locks).

01cff940: Unable to get paged pool info
332089b0: Unable to get page file name
NonPagedPool Usage: 0 ( 0 Kb)
30fac000: Unable to get pool descriptor, paged pool usage may be wrong
PagedPool Usage: 0 ( 0 Kb)
Unable to read nt!_LIST_ENTRY.Flink at 01c843d0

01c72970: Unable to get value of ExpSystemResourcesList

I have also noticed that WinDbg commands will work normally after switching to x64(AMD). I want to know the reason for message “The context is partially valid. Only x86 user-mode context is available.”

NOTE: I have already referred and in my case OS is Win 8.1, so this article is not related.

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