Windows JIT Debugger: ‘Just-In-Time’ for Catching Errors
Anyone who uses Visual Studio is likely aware of the Windows JIT Debugger program. While Visual Studio has a debugger of its own, the Windows JIT Debugger can kick in when other outside applications are experiencing problems.
What is Windows JIT Debugger?
The JIT part of Windows JIT Debugger is an acronym for Just-In-Time. So, as the name would suggest, the program will debug a problems on a ‘just-in-time basis. This is typically seen when a pop up message is launched by the Windows JIT Debugger allowing you to either let a fatal error occur or check into the problem. However, this application can sometimes fail and all sorts of problems can arise as a result.
What Causes Windows JIT Debugger to Fail?
If your computer is infected with a virus of some sort it may be disallowing your Windows JIT Debugger to run properly. Another common cause of this type of error is when a file or files on your computer’s registry have become corrupt. However, the most likely cause of a Windows JIT Debugger problem is the fact that another program, like Visual Studio, has a built in debugger and that debugger is competing with the Windows JIT Debugger causing all sorts of problems.
Fixing Windows JIT Debugger problems
There are two simple solutions that you can try when you are attempting to tackle problems with your Windows JIT Debugger. The one that works best or you will obviously depend on the actual cause of your troubles.
Solution 1: Make Windows JIT Debugger Default Debugger
This step may require you to login as the administrator so you can change the registry key. This will all depend on the Windows operating system you are running.
- Turn your computer on.
- Click the Start Button.
- Click on Tools.
- Click on Options.
- Located the Options Dialog box.
- Select your Debugging Folder.
- Highlight and select JIT Debugger.
- Either clean or select programs labeled Script, Managed, and/or Native.
- Click OK.
10. Restart your computer to allow change to take hold.
Solution 2: Complete a Virus Scan
- Turn your computer on.
- Find the anti-virus icon on your desktop or on your lower tool bar.
- Double click the anti-virus icon.
- Find scanning options.
- Select the ‘Full System Scan’ option.
- Run the scan.
- Delete any viruses that are found.
- Restart your computer to allow changes to take effect.
Hopefully this will help you get your Windows JIT Debugger running the right way again. Good luck!
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