Evening, everybody. Got a small head-scratcher here.
I dual-boot. Well; I can't really say 'dual-boot'; what would be the expression for nine OS's on the same machine? Seven would be, what...septa-boot? Eight...octa-boot? Nine....well; never mind.
I run Windows XP Professional, and eight 'Puppies'. I've had the copy of XP Pro for several years, and I've lost track of the number of times I've re-installed it, when everything starts slowing down. Can't be bothered with doing all the investigation and repair guff; I know the symptoms by now, so it's quicker for me to re-install.....especially since I did a 'slipstreamed' SP3 disc quite some time ago. I re-install 2-3 times a year; the last occasion was back in March.
FYI, I also run the 'Deskman' Powertoy; multiple desktops, for those of you who might not be aware of what it does. I've got so used to virtual desktops in Linux, it got so I was lost without them every time I booted into XP.....
This time round, everything has been behaving itself (!), when, around a fortnight ago, I started getting a hiccup with Windows Explorer. Every time I go into it, it's all good. I do what I need to do; upon exiting, however, the system is now freezing up for a short time (perhaps 60 seconds or so), followed by this message:-
'Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close to protect your computer. We are sorry for the inconvenience.' This disappears upon OK'ing it, but the system remains frozen for perhaps another 2 minutes.....then I get the same 'encountered a problem' message about the Dr. Watson Post-mortem debugger!
Is this a regular problem? I recall coming across this a long while ago, when I was running a copy of XP Home, back in 2004/5.....it was constantly doing it. Since switching to XP Pro a year or so later, I've not had the problem until now. I wonder if it's time to re-burn my slipstreamed XP SP3 disc...? It has had a fair bit of use.....
Any information, or suggestions, will be much appreciated.
BTW; What exactly does the Dr. Watson Post-mortem debugger do.....write to the error logs?
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 05 June 2016 - 06:18 PM.