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drwtsn32.log takes up 60% of my memory!


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sunnygeek

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My computer has been running really slowly for a while, but I couldn't figure out why. I've gone through all my personal files and such, but I still didn't know why 85% of my 70GB hard drive was being used! So I searched for any files larger than 50MB, and my drwtsn32 file popped up at a whopping 42GB. Is it supposed to be that big? I've had problems with viruses/spyware in the past, but my comp is clean now, so is there any way to fix it so that it doesn't take up that much room? Because it's killing my processing speed.

Please do not post hijack this logs in any other forum than the malware forum. your log has been removed and re-attached as a text file




Please help!
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Major Payne

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drwtsn32 file.It is a Dr. Watson log file. Just delete the file. It gets like that because the log can get quite large recording errors.

See :

How to Disable Dr. Watson for Windows

HTH.

Ron
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Disabling Dr. Watson would NOT be a good idea. It is needed to keep windows stable. As for your computer running slow.......I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

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Disabling Dr. Watson would NOT be a good idea. It is needed to keep windows stable. As for your computer running slow....
Fenor

The link is to Micro$oft's own instructions for disabling Dr. watson should you want to do so. I have always done it with no problems, but then maybe I have been lucky all these years. The file can be deleted safely and let Dr. Watson continue to keep a log, abet a new one.

In fact, you should be able to turn off Dr. watson if you have no reason to log system errors.

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