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Posted By : Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 18, 2005

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i'm trying to click on "my computer" but all I get is an error message of "Dr watson postermortem debugger has encountered a problem and needs to shut down." I have no idea what this dr watson thing is. I also cannot get into the control panel. When I click on it nothing happens and my computer usually freezes up. Also when my computer starts it goes straight to internet in an "about blank" screen. It's not suppose to go to the internet when starting up.

This question was answered on March 18, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Please read this article about Dr Watson Debugger :

Dr Watson, also referred to as the Windows NT Post Mortem Debugger, is similar in functionality to the Windows 3.1 DrWatson utility In short, it is an application error debugger That means it is a program that detects application errors, diagnoses the error, and logs the diagnostic information If DrWatson shows up, your program has already crashed When a program crashes DrWatson jumps in to see what went wrong and records that information The information obtained and logged by Dr Watson is needed by tech support groups to diagnose an application error Software, as you know, is far from perfect (Web browsers are a good example), and trouble shooting the problems can sometimes be extremely difficult Dr Watson gives us a fighting chance to at least see what went wrong

So now you know a little more about how your system is configured to start Dr Watson by default when a program has an error However, Dr Watson also has several options that can be configured, to make the debugger more useful, or less obtrusive, at your discretion.

If the same problem persists with this application, try to uninstall it for better results in your system.

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 18, 2005

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