Windows: Windows 7’s only been out for six weeks, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t experienced the occasional crash. Previously mentioned utility WhoCrashed has updated with Windows 7 support, giving you detailed information on what exactly caused your computer to go down.
(Note on the screenshot above—luckily my Windows 7 installation is still crash-free!)
Generally, when your computer crashes, your best hope of figuring out what went wrong (and thus preventing future crashes) usually hinges on sifting through complex log files. WhoCrashed aims to make this process easier by summarising what happened when your computer went down, including specific information on exactly what piece of hardware, software, or driver caused the crash.
We’ve featured WhoCrashed before, but it’s been updated to 2.0, complete with full Windows 7 support (both 32 and 64-bit). So whether you’ve been having issues since the big upgrade or you just want to know what’s causing your XP installation to hiccup, this app’s a handy tool to have when you want to get to the bottom of things.
WhoCrashed is a free download, Windows only.