Dr. Watson PostMortem Debugger

By tm872110
Mar 14, 2007
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  1. Every now and then, I get an error that this program needs to be closed, and my whole computer freezes up. Now, I read somewhere that this program can be disabled. Is it safe to do this if my computer crashes when it commits an error? Thanks for any help.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl Newcomer, in training Posts: 668

    Dr Watson is useless -


    To disable Dr. Watson

    1.Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

    2.Locate and click the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug

    NOTE: Steps three and four are optional, but they necessary if you want to restore the default use of Dr. Watson.

    3.Click the AeDebug key, and then click Export Registry File on the Registry menu.

    4.Enter a name and location for the saved registry file, and then click Save.

    5.Delete the AeDebug key.

    See HERE
  3. gentlemanqualit

    gentlemanqualit Newcomer, in training

    theres no AeDebug under that registry path... how else can you turn it off?
  4. ggguy1980

    ggguy1980 Newcomer, in training

    Thank you so much Po Girl this very helpful advice
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