I want to set a breakpoint when the register EAX = 00000001

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Do you mean you want a breakpoint to fire every time eax is 1, no matter what address? That's not possible with any debugger. If you mean you want to set a breakpoint at a particular address that only fires when eax is 1, that's doable.

  1. Set a breakpoint on some instruction with F2.
  2. Right-click on the instruction and choose Edit breakpoint....
  3. Write EAX == 1 in the Condition field on the dialog box.

The Edit breakpoint dialog is described in great detail in the IDA manual. Search for "Edit breakpoint"; there are several pages describing it.

  • This could be possible with Unicorn Engine, though (or Qiling). However, I'll admit that this sort of goes beyond the original question with IDA as its scope.
    – 0xC0000022L
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 10:06
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    As I mentioned to the poster in a comment on another one of his questions (reverseengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/26266/…), this type of request is stepping outside of what the x86 debug interface offers naturally, and requires something like emulation or DBI. Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 20:09

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