The Easiest Way to Analyze Windows Crash Dump Files – BlueScreenView

I found this utility WhoCrashed a while ago to help analyze crash dump files on Windows. I thought the program was easy enough for the end user to use. There is one restriction for WhoCrashed, but it’s only free for home use. For professional use, you’ll have to buy the Pro version.

I just found another alternative, and it is also free for professional use. The program is called BlueScreenView from NirSoft. No installation is necessary; just unzip the file and run the program. By default, it scans C:\Windows\minidump directory and shows you the results.

If you use this on a different computer and there are no dump files in C:\Windows\minidump folder, just click on the Advanced Options icon in the upper left corner and specify the location of the dump files. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.