WinCrashReport is a small utility by Nirsoft that helps to serve as a supplement to the Windows built-in crash reporting module. It cannot, however, be considered as an alternative or replacement for it. The program can be run whenever an instance of an application crash has been encountered or when the same is displayed by an internal crash window of Windows OS.
WinCrashReport for Windows PC
This crash dump analyzer software, by default, reports any crash case in text report mode. However one is free to switch to HTML report mode by simply pressing the F8 key. WinCrashReport differs from the Windows 7 built-in crash module in the following ways,
Windows crash reporting module enables a user to view some information about the crash by clicking on ‘View problem details’. The report, however, is not extensive in comparison to the one provided by the former version and accounts for only fewer details.
The description of the built-in crash reporting module can be pretty confusing. Windows 10/8/7 allows users to send the crash report to Microsoft and check the solution for the crash problem in the online database of Microsoft. They, however, do not offer an immediate solution. This is because most application crashes are caused by 3-party software that can’t be fixed by Microsoft.
The report displayed by the utility includes information on the following-
- Crash memory address
- Exception code
- Exception description
- Strings found in the stack
- Call stack
- Processor registers
- Modules list
- Threads list, etc
WinCrashReport in no way acts as a replacement or alternative for Microsoft Windows built-in crash module. It only supplements it and makes things easier for the user. It does not require any installation process or additional DLL files and has to be run manually using the executable file (WinCrasfReport.exe) whenever a system encounters an application crash.
The upper pane displays the list of crashed items whereas crash reports are detailed in the lower pane of the utility. Take care to choose the correct crashed item from the list when more than one crash items are observed.
- In case a program crashes without displaying the crash window, WinCrashReport will fail to create a crash report.
- If a crashed application on Windows is running with administrator privilege, a user must execute the program using ‘Run As Administrator’ option to get a crash report on the involved application.
- It examines only 32-bit crashed applications (future versions are expected to have support for crashed x64 applications).
WinCrashReport is distributed as a freeware without any modification and is capable of being translated to other languages.
Download WinCrashReport for Windows from here.