WhoCrashed

WhoCrashed

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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Options
  • Dump Files
  • Main Window
  • About Window
  • Crash Dump Test
  • Main Options
  • Drivers List
  • Dump Files
  • Main Window

Editorial review

All comments (2)

Margie Smeer Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 5.0
Though computer crashes are very annoying as they involve restarting the computer, many users choose to ignore them or to postpone taking any measure to solve them. That’s a pretty bad idea, as computer crashes can also announce the imminent upcoming of a much more disastrous, complete system failure.
WhoCrashed lets you analyze the created “dump” files when the system crashes and find out the cause.

Most of the times the system crashes happen due to malfunction of device drivers and kernel modules. WhoCrashed lets you identify which drivers or kernel modules are the reason for the reboot. You can use this information to eliminate the cause of the crash by updating the drivers, reinstalling applications, uninstalling drivers or apps, and performing various other fixing operations.

As you’ve probably already guessed, this tool is not for beginners. Though it comes with a simple, self-explanatory interface, at least some basic knowledge about drivers and how a system works is still required. I like that once it scans the “dump” files, it offers various links to pages that contain handy additional information.

In conclusion, WhoCrashed is a useful and reliable tool that makes using the system “dump” files and identifying the causes of system crashes a really easy task. Furthermore, its “Home Edition” can be used for free.

Pros

  • Straightforward interface.
  • Offers links and suggestions on how to solve the cause of a crash.
  • Can perform a Crash Dump Test.

Cons

  • The Home edition comes with a lot of limitations, including the fact that it cannot perform crash dump analysis on remote computers on the network.
This software was checked for viruses and was found to be clean. Click here to see antivirus report.
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What's new in version 5.0

Support for Windows 8.1
- WhoCrashed now supports Windows 8.1. Previous versions would not run on this Windows version, throwing an error message.
Option added: Stop Windows from deleting memory dump files
- It allows you to control a registry value which stops Windows from deleting memory dump files in case disk space is low.
Remote connections with different user and credentials
- WhoCrashed now offers the option to supply a separate username and password when connecting to a remote machine for analysis. In previous editions, the user running WhoCrashed was expected to have administrator privileges on the remote machine. Now there is an option to supply different credentials in case the user running WhoCrashed does not have sufficient access rights to the remote machine.
Hardware information displayed in report
- Hardware information including the system manufacturer and system board name is included in the report that WhoCrashed generates.
- Bug fixed: wrong information was displayed
- Wrong information was displayed in case no third party offending driver was found. This has been fixed.

Minor fixes and corrections

Minor fixes, corrections and updates have been applied to the software.
 

Publisher's description

WhoCrashed shows the drivers that have been crashing your computer with a single click. In most cases it can pinpoint the offending drivers that have been causing misery on your computer system in the past. It does post-mortem crashdump analysis and presents all gathered information in a comprehensible way.

Latest comments

 
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    Gary Kohls Last year

    Very impressed - allowed me to understand crashes were being caused by Norton Internet Security. These crashes had invalidated by system drive which was mirrored under Intel's Rapid Storage Technology and it did not react well to Windows crashes. Removed NIS and reinstalled. Problem fixed. Saved me days of work reinstalling Windows and all my applications.

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    MultiWebSearch 6 years ago

    This little app. tells you witch drivers or programs that may have crashed or restarted your pc.


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