Nearly every Windows user has sat in front of a computer that ended up on a bsod for one reason or another. Often there is an error message, but it is no longer possible to throw this error message through a search engine to find out the cause. Later, when the computer is restarted, a search engine can be accessed, but the exact error message is often no longer available. The developer of NirSoft has therefore written a program that makes it possible to read the minidump files that Windows creates when a bsod occurs. This allows you to try to determine the cause of the bsod by searching more specifically. The short announcement of BlueScreenView 1.00 looks like this:
Getting information about BSODs that occurred in your system
BlueScreenView is a new utility that allows you to watch the details of all ‘Blue Screen of Death’ crashes that occurred in your system.
It automatically scans all your minidump files created during ‘blue screen of death’ crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash ( filename, product name, file description, and file version).
BlueScreenView also displays the list of all drivers loaded during the crash, as well as it allows you to view a blue screen window which is very similar to the one that Windows displayed during the crash.
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008|