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Some Program Keeps Freezing My Computer


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#1 skdbsgh

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 08:36 AM

Hi, well since few days ago, my computer was working fine. However, since last night, my computer constantly froze when I right-clicked a file in the documents or tried to view a file. Something called drwt32.exe would constantly pop up and freeze my windows. I eventually have to use ctrl + alt + delete to get rid of it. Plz help me! Thx a lot in advance.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:22 PM

Are you sure the EXACT spelling is drwt32.exe? The system file is spelled drwtsn32.exe and if that wasn't a spelling error you probably have malware disguised as a system file.
If it's drwtsn32.exe <- EXACT SPELLING in the [root directory]:\WINDOWS\system32 then it's safe. It's a debugger that runs when your applications has an error and closes improperly and gives a log of what happened.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:51 AM

ah, yea, sorry it was a spelling mistake :thumbsup: . It is called drwtsn32.exe, but can anyone still explain why everytime I try to open a file (video files usually) to view them, my computer freezes and I have to use the task manager to get rid of drwtsn32.exe? thx a lot in advance.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:45 PM

Hello skdbsgh,

drwtsn32.exe is the file for Dr. Watson which runs when there is a problem with a program. Dr. Watson uses a LOT of resources. Part of what it does is to write a huge log of what the computer was doing etc. at the time of the problem.

My guess is that either there is something wrong with your video viewing software or there is a conflict among your software programs. My first suggestion would be to uninstall your video viewing programs and reinstall them to see if it solves the problem.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:57 PM

Well, I'll describe it in more detailed way. I download videos and they load them into My Documents. I go to My Documents and 70% of the time, it freezes right there then I have to use Task Manager to shut drwtsn32.exe down. Then if it doesnt freeze there 98% of the time it will freeze once I click or double-click the file or even right click, then I have to do the same thing to shut it down. I have no idea why it does this. Please help.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 05:03 PM

Reminds me of someone else I helped.
Try moving the videos to the desktop or something, then click on it.
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