A. Symbol files are produced by the linker when a program is built, and are used to resolve global variables and function names in an executable.
- Create a directory on your machine called SYMBOLS
- Copy over the symbols from the NT installation CD ROM
xcopy <CD-ROM>:\Support\Debug\i386 c:\winnt\symbols /s
- If you have any service pack symbols you should extract these to the same directory, e.g. for Service Pack 2
SYM_400I -d c:\winnt\symbols
For more information see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q148659