Debugging Device Metadata Packages by Using Problem Reports

Starting with Windows 7, the operating system sends problem reports about device metadata package errors (error code 0x50000xx) to the Windows Error Report (WER) server. These reports provide useful debug information to help diagnose problems with your device metadata package.

For more information about the device metadata package errors, see Device Metadata Error Codes.

You can use either Action Center or Event Viewer to view the problem reports that the operating system has sent or will soon send to the Windows Error Report Server.

Viewing problem reports by using Action Center

Follow these steps to view device metadata package error reports by using Action Center:

  1. On the Start menu, type "view all problem reports" and press ENTER.

  2. Select a problem report that you want to review.

    The report contains detailed information for the error.

Viewing error reports by using Event Viewer

You can view problem reports in Event Viewer. Follow these steps to view device metadata package problem reports by using Event Viewer:

  1. On the Start menu, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

  2. Expand the System Tools node.

  3. Expand and then click the Event Viewer node.

  4. Expand the Windows Logs node.

  5. Right-click Application, and then click Filter Current Log.

  6. Type "1001" in the Event ID text box, and then click OK.

    The Event ID text box is the unlabeled text box in the middle of the dialog box that has the default contents of "<All Event Ids>".

Interpreting a problem report

Every Device Metadata Retrieval Client problem report contains the following information: