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DrWatson is killing me


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BjornErik

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Hi there.

First of all let me tell you my computing skills are way below average. So when a problem occurs, I'm pretty much f....d This time it's a problem with playing videos with the windows media player. Every time i try it, the drwatson debugger message pops up with the options to send an error report. After that the whole thing freezes.

Please help me with this


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Thef0rce

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if dr watson kills your comp to the point where you can do nothing at all, it might be good to disable it. its not too much fun if you don't know anything about computers though, since it involves editing the registry.

try this:

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;188296

I think its stupid of them to make a debugger that basically freezes everything up so you can't solve the actual problem anyway. but then again, this is microsoft we're talking about. :tazz:
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Thanks for your reply. Just one thing. Isn't that [bleep] nasty debugger there for a reason. Is it safe to disable the whole thing. As you know I don't really have a clue. just asking.

cheers

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its safe. I do it all the time. that article only tells you how to disable it, doesn't actually remove dr watson. you can replace it later if you export the reg key and save it somewhere.

but ideally you should figure out how to actually solve your problem. do you know what format the video files are in? does it freeze up when you play any kind of video or just certain files?

I think its a windows media player problem. try using another media player to play your videos. if that works, then get windows media player to update itself.
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