WhoCrashed

WhoCrashed

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.50
  • Total Downloads:
    147,424
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    887
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WhoCrashed looks for crash dumps stored on your PC and analyzes them for the most likely culprit of the blue screen of death (BSoD).

Pros

Fast: Analyzing crash dumps with WhoCrashed takes a very short amount of time. In our tests, it took the app less than a second to analyze each dump.

Helpful reports: Rather than just spitting out a few words and some error codes, the software actually generates reports containing as many details as it was able to gather in order to help you take the next step. While it is up to you to actually resolve the issue, WhoCrashed may provide suggestions and recommendations.

Crash dump test: In addition to analyzing your crash dump files, the software can also cause an intentional crash (BSoD), so you can test if your PC is generating the crash dumps without any issues. Don't be alarmed that the app will randomly crash your computer, however; the developers have put up many disclaimers on the option's screen and even make you type the word "ACCEPT" prior to initiating the crash.

Cons

Poor visuals: From the moment you start using it, the app's interface shows its age. From the Windows XP icons that are used all over to the sub-optimal spacing and layout, it is clear that the developers don't see interface design as a priority.

Works some of the time only: In their crash report conclusion the developers make a well-founded statement that the information the app provides might not be accurate, since it has to account for an infinite number of variables, including new PC setups we will see in the future. In that sense, this diagnostics tool currently cannot replace the expertise of a human computer technician.

Bottom Line

Do you have a PC that experiences regular crashes? If so, you can try to troubleshoot the problem with the help of WhoCrashed. Thanks to its detailed crash analysis, this application will likely help you determine which device driver is incompatible with your computer and causing problems.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 18

4 stars

"W10 support in v5.50, but not for XP *OR* Vista"

July 23, 2015  |  By si

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.50

Pros

Great program. I just tried v5.50 on my W10 build 10240 and it's working now.

Cons

Although they say it no longer supports XP, it appears it no longer supports Vista either - at least not the 32-bit version. Good thing I had an older download to use for a Vista system which I needed to troubleshoot this afternoon!

Summary

Excellent, simple program for pointing you in the right direction to resolve BSODs. Too bad it doesn't support Vista any more.

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4 stars

"Great program but not working in Windows 10 yet"

July 18, 2015  |  By si

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.03

Pros

Great, simple BSOD analyzer. Easily points you in the right direction.

Cons

Not workign in Windows 10 RC 10240. Guys! less than 2 weeks to RTM! Please, get it fixed.

Summary

Would give 5 stars, but it's not working in Windows 10 yet.

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5 stars

"Very useful"

March 04, 2015  |  By zextron

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.03

Pros

Very easy to use. Pinpoints the offending dll

Cons

If you want to analyze dumps from other computers you must copy it to your dump directory. Not a real problem.

Summary

very good. Should come with the OS.

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5 stars

"Best BSOD Analyzer"

January 14, 2015  |  By ken02532

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.03

Pros

Easy to use, just install and click 'Analyze'. Works on Win 8.1
It will analyzer the 'Crash Dump' file on your PC and give you a detailed info on the software or hardware which caused the crash.
Best part is the "Conclusion" section at the bottom of the Analysis which states in plain language what it feels caused the crash.
It can save a LOT of time troubleshooting.
I've used it many times with success.

Cons

Doesn't ALWAYS give you a simple answer.
Sometimes you will have to look at the detailed analysis to find the problem.

Summary

Best BSOD analyzer. Works with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1

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5 stars

"Easy and Free way to find driver causing the BSOD"

July 25, 2014  |  By J710

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.01

Pros

Instead of using a whole bunch of utility programs to analyze and search the crash dump files to find out the cause of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) or paying a computer technician a whole bunch of $$$ to fix the problem or replacing the software/hardware in your computer and etc. you can first download and run the Free WhoCrashed which shows the drivers that have been crashing your computer.

Cons

None that I could find. I mean WhoCrashed is Free so you have nothing to lose by trying it out.

Summary

I was getting a whole bunch of cryptic BSOD error messages such as BAD POOL CALLER or IRQL Not Less Or Equal on my Windows 7 system that I had installed several months ago. I had no idea what was causing the problem until I used the Free WhoCrashed program and it pointed out that the Adobe Type Manager (ATM) was involved with BSOD. Since ATM is not compatible with Windows 7, I uninstalled it and the computer is no longer crashing!

So if you are stuck with a computer that keeps displaying BSOD then use the Free WhoCrashed to find out which computer driver is problematic...You will probably save yourself a lot of grief and money in the process!

You can go to www.resplendence.com/whocrashed to get more information about WhoCrashed

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5 stars

"Quick, Easy, and Accurate"

March 22, 2014  |  By ShadowsWalker

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.0

Pros

- Dependable
- Free to download
- Small download size
- Fixes the root cause of computer crashes
- Fast, accurate analyzation
- Easy to use
- Provides a solution to fix the stated problem

Cons

None that I found

Summary

As an individual who doesn't know a whole lot about dump files and kernels, this program was an absolute godsend. It's small in size to download, runs quickly, and accurately diagnosed the problem causing my PC to continually crash (corrupted kernel) and told me how to fix it. I am completely in love with this software.

Updated on Mar 22, 2014

Correction: the program tells you how to fix the problem. As I was re-reading my earlier review, I realised that the way I had worded it made it sound as though WhoCrashed fixed the problem itself; WC is a diagnostic tool, but tells you fairly precisely how to fix the problems it finds. Hope that clears up any potential confusion!

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5 stars

"Awesome! Why haven't I used this before?"

March 12, 2014  |  By si

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.0

Pros

GREAT Program. Evaluated my minidump file and gave me answers and suggestions. Now I know what's causing my problems!

Cons

None - absolutely none.

Summary

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know what crashed their system.

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5 stars

"fantastic, never fails to detect the problem"

December 27, 2013  |  By bastile

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 5.0

Pros

- super simple to use
- never fails to detect the software that caused my Windows crash

Cons

-none that I can think of

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5 stars

"Worked for me."

November 11, 2013  |  By DeAmesome

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 4.01

Pros

Identified the Driver causing the error.
Free.

Cons

None. It did what I wanted.

Summary

I was really worried and this quickly helped me solve my problem. I'd recommend using it first after a BSOD to see if you too have an easy to fix issue.

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1 stars

"Not that Great"

August 29, 2013  |  By custodianguard

 |  Version: WhoCrashed 4.01

Pros

easy to install, but that's it

Cons

shows you the dump files, but unless you upgrade to pro version it won't open the dump files so you can determine what's wrong. Ridiculous

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.50
  • WhoCrashed now supports Windows 10. Previous version would not run on Windows 10.
  • Starting with v 5.50, WhoCrashed no longer runs on Windows XP.
  • When waiting for the crash dump analysis process to complete, now a dialog is displayed that displays the file that is currently being analyzed.
  • Several unspecified improvements have been applied to the software and report text has been corrected at several places.
General
Publisher Resplendence Software Projects Sp
Publisher web site http://www.resplendence.com
Release Date July 19, 2015
Date Added July 20, 2015
Version 5.50
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.15MB
File Name whocrashedSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 147,424
Downloads Last Week 887
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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