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WhatIsHang v1.27

Checker on 26 Sep 2015
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

WhatIsHang tries to detect software that is currently frozen or hanging, displaying information that can help explain what caused the issue. The program displays a list of related strings and DLL files, useful for developers as well as non-programmers to help find workarounds by helping determine the cause.

More developer-specific information includes Call Stack, Stack Data, Processor Registers, and Memory Data.

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System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WhatIsHang.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BlueScreenView
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The 'Automatically Get Report' menu item failed to work properly.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-09-27 04:03

helped me identify what plugin was making foobar2000 crash -- very useful.

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BlueScreenView v1.55

billon on 16 May 2018
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BlueScreenView 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).

This program is useful for both developers and non-programmers to determine both the cause and possible workarounds for major crashes.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BlueScreenView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
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Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

Great tool, and a utility that Windows Admin Tools should have by default. Disabling automatic restart and writing down error codes is one thing, but this is so useful when helpful other users who often fail to record the correct information -- and saves them doing so when installed. Two thumbs up.

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

Saw this tool getting used recently by high-level tech support folks. Definitely an important tool for Windows diagnosis.

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

Finally had a real need for this -- helped me track down a program that was misbehaving and causing a whole-system crash. Saved a whole lot of time when dealing with support. Wonderful.

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SocketSniff v1.11

Checker on 21 Dec 2014
  • 65KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

SocketSniff allows you to watch the WinSock (Windows Sockets) activity of a selected process. For each created socket, you can see socket handle, socket type, local and remote addresses, local and remote ports, total number of send/receive bytes, and more. You can also watch the content of each send or receive call, in Ascii mode or as Hex Dump.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SocketSniff.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed SocketSniff to avoid from BSOD when trying to attach to smss.exe (Be aware that SocketSniff will still fail to capture the smss.exe process).

RegFromApp v1.33

webfork on 28 Jul 2015

RegFromApp monitors the Registry changes made by the application that you selected, and creates a standard RegEdit registration file (.REG) that contains all the Registry changes made by the application. You can use the generated .REG file to import these changes with RegEdit when needed.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegFromApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed RegFromApp to avoid from BSOD when trying to attach to smss.exe (Be aware that RegFromApp will still fail to capture the smss.exe process).
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atom.Man on 2010-12-20 15:59

for thiose having trouble with this app, there are 2 versions; 32bit and 64bit. if you run a 64bit OS you'll probably want both - 32bit for monitoring 32bit apps and 64 for 64 apps

Magibon on 2011-06-10 01:34

only problem i run into with this wonderful app is it doesn't work for all apps.

Ruby on 2011-06-22 16:00

@Magibon

I find that RegFromApp will only capture reg writes if the app your monitoring is actually doing the writing.

Let's say your monitoring an app/installer that creates a 'Working directory' e.g. %temp%/MonitoredApp and dumps some files that now write to the registry, these writes do not get captured because the monitored app is not doing the writing.

How I find RegFromApp useful:

1. In concert with Regshot: RegFromApp will only capture writes from the program not the system.

2. Capture and Export: I use Chromium web browser and pass args on the command line to keep all files in the app directory e.g. --user-data-dir=.\
The only problem is that when I "Make Chromium my Default Browser" it doesn't transfer the command line to the registry.

By starting Chromium from/within RegFromApp as an admin I can capture these reg entries and export for editing (search and replace) with a text editor and add the command line and merge back into the registry.

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Gwennel Doc v0.15

billon on 29 May 2018
  • 359KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Cornflower

Gwennel is a lightweight word processor that takes an innovative approach to formatting options by separating them into a tree-like structure. This is useful for handling long documents with clear, organized formatting tools or for users who wish to focus on the text first and formatting second. Any style changes (such as headings, lists, or colors) are propagated throughout the entire document and, although only able to open and save OpenDocument (.odt) files, this makes the program a capable WYSIWYG editor. Additionally, users can open existing files and make rapid changes to the entire document.

Category:
System requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gwennel.exe.
What's new?
  • New Feature: basic find command.
  • Bug fix: use the text color of paragraph for bullets.
  • The executable is no longer packed with UPX because of all those crappy antivirus.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2010-07-30 13:50

It is not at all intuitive, but once you play with it a bit, It comes together.
I probably won't use it on my own computers where Open Office Portable is much handier, but as I like to keep my usb key light, I keep it there. Hint: go over your Open Office documents and see what styles you like to use, and update the openoffice-style.gwen template. I found this makes it more user friendly, as I am dealing with my own tastes.

tpig on 2011-03-12 06:57

I've tested it. I does support Unicode.

Midas on 2014-12-07 21:45

See also Gwennel Web: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12395 ...

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