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How do you reinstall Dr. Watson.


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My grandson deleted the Dr. Watson debugger from my computer but didn't follow the steps necessary to reinstall. What can I do to reinstall it and is it necessary that it be reinstalled?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go.

Dr. Watson can be helpful, although I've never had to use it. How did your grandson delete it?
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Apparently he went to microsoft and they had an article on how to remove it from the registry. He skipped the steps on how to save it, and it seems to be gone. I'm unclear as to just what it does, but I gather it's a malware protector. He complained it kept coming up when he was on IE and shut him out. Several scans by different spyware programs don't show a problem.

If it's important, I'd like to get it back.
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It's still on your computer, located in c:\windows\system32.

See these articles for additional information:
http://www.hotcomm.c...AQ_drwatson.asp (How to register Dr Watson as the default debugger)
http://www.computerh...re/drwatson.htm (Information about Dr. Watson)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275481 (How to troubleshoot program faults with Dr. Watson)

If you need further assistance, please post back.
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Thank you. That was easy! I'll get to Paypal soon and keep grandsons off my machine:)

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Glad to help. :whistling:
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