BlueScreenView

BlueScreenView

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.52
  • Total Downloads:
    299,311
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    138.16KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,642
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Blue Screen of Death: the very name chills the hearts of Windows users who have experienced it. There's no feeling quite like seeing your work vanish and be replaced by a BSOD, which is Windows' way of telling you it has just crashed, taking whatever you had open with it. NirSoft's BlueScreenView is a kind of coroner's report on your system. It scans the minidump files created when your system crashes and displays a BSOD, collecting them all in a single list view displaying all kinds of information you can use to debug whatever it is that's crashing your computer in the first place. (And if you knew that, you wouldn't need BlueScreenView, would you?) Like other NirSoft tools, BlueScreenView is freeware.

BlueScreenView automatically scans your system's minidump files as soon as you start it, though you can refresh the program while it's running. BlueScreenView's user interface is divided horizontally into two list views: an upper window displaying Dump Files and a lower pane for displaying each file's contents. We could rearrange the column headings by dragging them and add or remove headings with the Choose Columns tool on the View menu. We could also add grid lines to the view, mark odd and even rows, generate HTML reports, and save data. We could open a properties sheet for individual entries or right-click to access a more extensive menu of choices, including copy and delete options. The Options menu includes a Lower Pane Mode menu that let us specify what data is shown in the bottom window, including raw data DumpChk Output, All Drivers, and other options.

Better still (or worse, depending on how you feel about it), BlueScreenView also displays a simulated Blue Screen Of Death that closely resembles the actual Windows BSOD in the lower pane. The program's main view displays the Bug Check Code and four parameters as well as other data that makes it easy to track down the offending driver or module. BlueScreenView clearly isn't for beginners, but coders and power users will appreciate the way it collects and presents crash data in one easy-to-use tool.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Worked even better than expected!"

September 13, 2014  |  By gaia1muse

 |  Version: BlueScreenView 1.52

Pros

Easy to use
Even ID's the cause if it can.
Allows you to output it to a text file and save for later viewing.

Cons

None that I have found.

Summary

I'd had three blue screens in about two weeks -- and I was getting worried...and it was hard to pin down where to start to figure it out. Blue Screen View worked like a charm -- and even highlighted the driver that likely caused the problem. Once googled, it turns out that particular driver has caused a lot of problems....so thank you Blue Screen!

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5 stars

"Gives information that Microsoft doesn't after crash."

September 03, 2013  |  By Ron Geiken

 |  Version: BlueScreenView 1.52

Pros

Works just as advertised. Also free to use.

Cons

Have not seen any so far. It doesn't tell you what to do to fix it, but then neither does Microsoft.

Summary

I have had numerous BSODs in past years, but this is the first time that I have ever known what might have caused the problem. At least I wasn't concerned that it could cause damage to the computer. Have never had any damage to my computer when I had a BSOD. If you have Windows and have ever had a BSOD, download and install this program to give you some idea what caused it. I will have this on both of my W7 computers for future reference.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Program"

August 12, 2013  |  By custodianguard

 |  Version: BlueScreenView 1.52

Pros

installs fast
starts fast
scans mini-dump in no time at all

Cons

could have some detail on the crashes, but that's what Google's for.

Summary

i had a BSOD today, i installed this program, it told me what Driver had caused the crash, i Google'd the driver and found out how to fix it. Now my PC is functioning again. Big thanks to the creators.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.52
Version 1.52 has added 'Google Search - Bug Check' and 'Google Search - Bug Check + Parameter 1' options.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date July 17, 2013
Date Added July 17, 2013
Version 1.52
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 138.16KB
File Name bluescreenview_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 299,311
Downloads Last Week 1,642
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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