WhoCrashed looks for crash dumps stored on your PC and analyzes them for the most likely culprit of the blue screen of death (BSoD).
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.
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.
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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WhoCrashed shows the drivers which have been crashing computer with a single click. Normally, debugging skills and a set of debugging tools are required to do post-mortem crash dump analysis. This program checks for available crash dump files and checks for responsible modules. In most cases it can pinpoint the offending drivers which have been causing misery on your computer system in the past. It does post-mortem crash dump analysis and presents all gathered information in a comprehensible way. By using this utility you do not need any debugging skills to be able to find out what drivers are causing trouble to your computer.
Great program. I just tried v5.50 on my W10 build 10240 and it's working now.
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!
Excellent, simple program for pointing you in the right direction to resolve BSODs. Too bad it doesn't support Vista any more.
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.
Doesn't ALWAYS give you a simple answer.
Sometimes you will have to look at the detailed analysis to find the problem.
Best BSOD analyzer. Works with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1
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.
None that I could find. I mean WhoCrashed is Free so you have nothing to lose by trying it out.
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
- 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
None that I found
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!