I figured that was that. Drastic maybe, but it had to have fixed the problem, right?
Apparently, wrong. I'm still getting unexplained program shutdowns, especially if my computer has been left on for much of the day. When this happens, I get similar announcements of OfficeWatson or Dr Watson Postmortem Debugger needing to be shut down; and when I look in the task manager, I see a whole raft of separate instances of Dr Watson running at the same time--try to restart the computer, and it takes forever as each one of those instances shuts down one by one.
What's going on, and how can I fix it? I've run Kaspersky Antivirus, and it didn't find anything. Can there be something in a recent XP update (I'm running XP, SP2) that's damaging the system? (secret Microsoft plan to force consumers to upgrade to Vista?)Is there a way to fix Dr Watson, specifically?
Any help will be appreciated. Just remember, I'm running an eMachine, and the restore discs that came with it do NOT give me an option to simply repair.
Edit: What's running now, for no apparent reason, are multiple instances of "drwtsn32.exe" and "dwwin.exe" (always in that pair). In addition, as soon as I start the computer up, I receive the message, "Windows Logon UI has encountered a problem and needs to close."
Edited by Ken J, 28 June 2007 - 03:53 PM.