Another problem, sorry!

By Loz1234 ยท 9 replies
Nov 26, 2007
  1. I've followed the advice in this thread to get rid of the postmorten warning that pops up, but got to finding the file and just deleted it! :(

    any advice, I misread it the first time, it's a registry file

    cheers in advance

    Edit: also i can't get into my music now because of this
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    do you mean that you deleted the dr watson registry key? i.e. what exactly is "the file"

    also, what do you mean by you can't get into your music, can you not open the my music folder, will it not play or does windows media player not work properly?
  3. Loz1234

    Loz1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    sorry about the vagueness but i deleted the whole file that contains the regestry key

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

    When i open my music i get a windows error message that restarts explorer.exe. All the files work perfectly though ie. they will play on windows media. It's only when i go into them directly

    is there anywhere that i could perhaps re-download the postmorten program by any chance?
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    you may be able to download it but there are a few options really

    1) check your recycle bin - it may still be there

    2) system restore to before you deleted the key

    3) repair install windows

    4) reinstall windows - this is different to a repair install because it will be the same as starting again and you will have to back up all your important files and copy them back after the installation

    it might be possible to download the program but try options 1 and 2 first
  5. Loz1234

    Loz1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    I've already tried one and two and they didn't work!
    what would repair install windows do and would it wipe my hard drive?
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    see here for repair installation instructions

    it does say that it should keep your files but it would be good to back up your files if you can
  7. Loz1234

    Loz1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    cheers dave, i'll have to try that tommorow
  8. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    no problem, let me know how it goes

    do you have something such as an external hard drive to back up your important files onto? you might not need to do it in the end but it's better to be safe than sorry :)

    the best thing to do really is to just copy your My Documents folder because you will need to reinstall your programs anyway so you might want to make a list of the ones that you will definitely need again, just in case you need to reinstall them
  9. Loz1234

    Loz1234 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    I just had a further look at it, the error screen thing. It only comes up when i've downloaded a film or something by torrent. When i deleted the film the error screens went. I'm now thinking i should just leave it because other than torrents it's not effecting the computers day to day running.
  10. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    obviously TechSpot doesn't condone the use of downloading films etc over torrents ;) but if that's the only way that it is affecting your pc and you are ok with it then you can leave it how it is if you want. however, feel free to come back if you start experiencing problems again
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