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dr watson or just an error?

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my new laptop (2 weeks old) has just started crashing today with the dr watson debugger error. it started when i was reorganizing my program shortcuts under my start menu... i can almost guarantee a windows explorer crash and/or subsequent doc watson error if i get in there and try to delete or move shortcuts.

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.
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Hi crillywazzy

Click the HijackThis Guide in my signature, download it and follow the instructions in the guide.

Most of what it 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.

Kc :tazz:
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