googled that error and thought i might be infected with some nastiness. rebooted into safe mode, ran adaware, spysweeper, spybot and did a pandasoft active virus/spy scan. i turned up a tiny handful of things across those 4 scans. some dataminers, tracking cookies, etc. nothing that could be considered all that nasty.
then i ran hijack this both in safe mode and in normal mode and nothing in there looks suspicious as far as i can tell. but still the error persists. could it not be a virus and just be some kind of error or corruption? can i just disable docwatson from startup? or is that just ignoring a problem? i hope this isn't virus/mal-related and is just a dumb xp error.
thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.