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Winamp and Dr Watson issues


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Chris Lightbrin

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So everytime I try to open Winamp I get an error message that it needs to be closed, then "DrWatson's Postmortem Debugger" claims it also needs to be closed. My computer then freezes until I ctrl+alt+delete and end the process "drwtsn32". Now I understand this is an error reporting program included in Win XP, and apparently it's useful. It's it ok to zap and delete that bugger, or is it vital? Or is it even the source of my problem? Any help would be greatly apreciated. I need my music!
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You can turn off error reporting

Best to remove Winamp, run disc clean up then install a new copy of Winamp

http://www.filehippo...oad_winamp.html
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I agree with Keith. I would uninstall Winamp, reboot, reinstall winamp reboot. Something in your current installation of Winamp is making XP want to crash, and XP is shutting down Winamp to avoid that. The Dr. Watson is a tool to log the crash.

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Chris Lightbrin

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Yep, works perfect now. That waas probably the first thing I should've tried, but i supposed it'd be best to ask first. It just seemed odd since nothin' had changed with Winamp at all.
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