Softpedia Editor's Review for BlueScreenView
Show information about blue screen crashes occurred in your system.
Written by Bogdan Popa on December 4th, 2012
The dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD) is still present even in the latest iterations of Microsoft's proprietary OS, although today's Windows versions are significantly improved and supposed to return no errors.
Still, in case you're one of the BSOD victims, BlueScreenView may lend you a hand, trying to help you while attempting to figure out and fix errors.
The application has been specifically designed to read minidump files and help you identify the source of the problem and thus prevent crashes from occurring again in the future.
BlueScreenView will automatically scan the computer and display the available minidump files, along with crash time, so you will know for sure which one to open.
But what's more important is that it has the power to show a wide array of details regarding the processes or drivers that may have caused the blue screen of death, including information regarding the file name, description, version and product name.
Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that you're now on the safe side, but you can use the information provided by BlueScreenView to search the Internet for solutions and fix drivers or repair the faulty processes.
And since this is a thing most users will do, BlueScreenView also includes a special tool to perform an online search for bug check and drivers, so you may find a fix faster than you'd be tempted to believe.
The interface is very simple and straightforward, and there's not much to change about it. The configuration menu is minimal, but comprises a very important option to provide the path to the Windows minidump files. In addition, it lets you open those specific files from remote computers or even load a single file stored into another folder.
Simply put, BlueScreenView is a must have if you're still in trouble with blue screen of death. Uncomplicated and easy to use it may very well become the tool of choice for many users.
Here are some key features of "BlueScreenView":
· Automatically scans your current minidump folder and displays the list of all crash dumps, including crash dump date/time and crash details.
· Allows you to view a blue screen which is very similar to the one the Windows displayed during the crash.
· BlueScreenView enumerates the memory addresses inside the stack of the crash, and find all drivers/modules that might be involved in the crash.
· BlueScreenView also allows you to work with another instance of Windows, simply by choosing the right minidump folder (In Advanced Options).
· BlueScreenView automatically locate the drivers appeared in the crash dump, and extract their version resource information, including product name, file version, company, and file description.
· BlueScreenView can only read minidump files of 32-bit systems, but it cannot read the dump files created by x64 systems. It's possible that x64 support will be added in future versions
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option, which allows you to automatically resize the columns according to the row values and column headers.