When I stared writing this article, one thing came to my mind. This article will surely help many Windows XP users. Because if you are using windows Vista or 7 then you have hardly encountered any program that Crashes or Hangs frequently. Now lets come to the point. Sometimes we leave some programs such as an IM client to run constantly in the background. But when these programs crashes, it becomes very annoying. So Today I will Tell you how to restart them automatically after they crash.
Most of the times we avoid using such programs which hangs or crashes frequently. But some time we are bound to use such applications.If you are in this situation and don’t want to waste your time in monitoring and manually restarting the program every time it crashes, then there is a solution for you.
Restart on Crash is a very small portable tool which can monitor the applications that you specify and automatically re-launch any program that hangs or crashes. You can add any number of applications to monitor, enable/disable them individually and edit the command line that will be used to restart an application.
This is a portable application so you don’t have to install it. Just download and run the executable file. The main window or the user interface is very simple as you can see in the screenshot above. The toolbar contains only four buttons and in the main section, the programs you are monitoring will be displayed.
To add a new application to monitor just click the “Add” button. A new Pop-Up window will be opened, where you can select any running application or any file, that you want to monitor. You can adjust other options in that window according to your need. Then click “OK” to save your settings.But one thing you should keep in mind that enabling the “It isn’t running” option will make it treat the application as if it has crashed even if you have purposefully closed it. You can get around this by disabling the monitoring of the application before you close it.
The “Settings” button on the toolbar can be used to change the Programs settings. You can configure it to run automatically every when windows starts. The “Grace period” is actually the time it will wait before trying to terminate/restart an application that it has just terminated/restarted. The default is 60 sec and I don’t advice you to alter this value. Keep it as it is. Basically It is a very good and effective freeware portable utility and you should definitely give it a try.
Nirab Sarma Monday, December 26, 2011
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