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Dr. Watson? What is this?


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#1 dserban2

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:58 PM

Since yesterday, everything I reboot my computer I get an error saying that Dr. Watson Postmortem crashed. If I try to close the error the computer freezes.
When I press CTR. Alt. Del I see under processes drwatson. If I stop it the computer resumes.

Any ideas how to get rid of this?

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 08:09 PM

From Windows "Help"

"Dr. Watson overview
Dr. Watson for Windows 2000 is a program error debugger.

The information obtained and logged by Dr. Watson is the information needed by technical support groups to diagnose a program error for a computer running Windows 2000. A text file (Drwtsn32.log) is created whenever an error is detected, and can be delivered to support personnel by whatever method they prefer. You also have the option of creating a crash dump file, which is a binary file that a programmer can load into a debugger.

If a program error occurs, Dr. Watson will start automatically. To start Dr. Watson, click Start, click Run, and then type drwtsn32. To start Dr. Watson from a command prompt, change to the root directory, and then type drwtsn32."

Type "Dr Watson" in Windows "Help" (start/help/click on the index tab/type Dr Watson in the window.)

It will describe how to use it and whet the reports mean.




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