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#1 Paracitefluke

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:03 AM

Hi, whenever I start this computer, there is an error report message showing about about Dr. Watson program or something. Then it seems as if the computer freezes, but when I move the mouse to the taskbar the sand timer shows up to show me that something is loading.

So I pushed alt+del+ctrl and looked at the tasks and 2% of the CPU was being used. So I know some program is stopping it. So I end tasked drwtsn32.exe and everything worked fine now, but when I restart the computer again, it does the same thing over again, please help with this drwtsn32.exe problem!

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:27 AM

Dr. Watson 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.

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.

What you are doing is shutting this Windows process off when you ended the task.

#3 Paracitefluke

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:38 AM

I know it's an error debugger, but it has an error itself.

This is what the window pops up and says,

"DrWatson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

You can send the error report or not send it. The computer's start button, icons, right clicking does not work when this shows up. Only alt+del+ctrl works. I know Dr. Watson is freezing the computer because when I press alt+del+ctrl and end task of drwtsn32.exe the computer works fine again.

Edited by Paracitefluke, 02 September 2005 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2005 - 01:47 PM

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#5 Paracitefluke

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 02:20 PM

Nope. Just happened on this Monday.




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