No matter how robust the system is, running into a system crash like sudden reboot or blue screen of death seems inevitable. Rather than keeping complaining about how stupid Windows system is, getting the bottom of it to find out what’s the real cause is the right way to go. Believe me or not, if you have the right tool in your hand, you will find what has gone wrong inside your system.
If your system is configured properly to generate memory dump every time when the crash happens, analyzing the memory dump file can get you enough information to start with. Check out this post for detail steps how to do it.
There is also a free tool called WhoCrashed that provides a more comprehensive crash report. It is an automated crash dump analyzer that analyzes the system to find the cause of the crash 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.
If your computer has been experiencing the following symptoms,
- has crashed and produced a blue screen of death,
- has been unexpectedly reset or shut down, or
- crashes during the boot procedure.
WhoCrashed might be your friend to find out what went wrong. You do need to install the tool on the computer and run it to find out. Once launched, click the green Analyze button to start the analyzing process. The result will be showing up shortly after.
If it finds any dump files it should be able to analyze and provide a pretty comprehensive report what’s been causing the crash. You don’t need any debugging skills to be able to find out the issues in the report. Just read through the report carefully.
WhoCrashed is absolutely free and works on Windows XP all the way up to Windows 10 with support to both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. It is developed by Resplendence, who also has another pretty cool free tool called WhySoSlow that you should check out.