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Dr Watson 32 postmortem debugger [resolved]


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I've followed the steps posted on how correct this Dr Watson 32 postmortem debugger thing, with no success. I then did some further researchn andf came across a suggestion to enter the following in command prompt: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstui.exe, which lead to system restore. However after it was completed windows will not start, even in safe mode, and I'm afraid I've done more harm than good. I am quite inexperienced when it comes to the nitty gritty such as this with computers. Perhaps I've gone drastically astray in my repair atempt, forgive my ignorence. What ever suggestions you guys may have would be greately appreciated.

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hi sorry for the delay in response, we have been very busy here lately.

Please Click here!, and follow the recommendations in the guide.

If you're still having trouble, We'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool, Hijack This. Follow the instructions in step five of this guide, and post your log as a new topic in the Hijack This forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Most of what Hijack This lists lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.

if you have already gotten your machine fixed, please respond and let us know.
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Hey, thanks very much for responding. I have since reformatted my computer and managed to avoid bring afflited with the Dr. Watson postmortem debugger thusfar. I was wondering what precautions I could take to avoid this from occurring again. Once more, thanks for responding and I would just like to say I think its great that this site exists.

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I installed the suggested programs and I hope they do the trick. Thanks for the advice.
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This topic has been resolved and is now closed. If they original poster has anymore problems and needs it reopened, please contact a staff member.
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