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dazednconfuzed
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
I notice when the egg timer is showing if I check in the Task Manager for
some reason DR Watson is now running. It occasssionally will tell me about
some problem and it wants to send a report. What good is that it doesn't
solve the problem !!!!

Michael T
07-10-2005, 01:09 AM
I would start by verifying the integrity of your system files.

Insert your Windows XP CD
Go to Start > Run and type
sfc /scannow (with XP CD inserted)
click OK

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Michael

"dazednconfuzed" <dazednconfuzed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I notice when the egg timer is showing if I check in the Task Manager for
> some reason DR Watson is now running. It occasionally will tell me about
> some problem and it wants to send a report. What good is that it doesn't
> solve the problem !!!!

dazednconfuzed
07-10-2005, 01:09 AM
Michael,
Thnx for advice but the sfc/ scannow doesn't want to work but the story so
far:
Firstly I deleted ALL system restores and re booted with system restore OFF
Then ran adaware, system clean
Then did Antivirus scan system clean
So where might I go from here?
Thnx................

"dazednconfuzed" wrote:

> I notice when the egg timer is showing if I check in the Task Manager for
> some reason DR Watson is now running. It occasssionally will tell me about
> some problem and it wants to send a report. What good is that it doesn't
> solve the problem !!!!

Michael T
07-10-2005, 01:09 AM
You could also try booting in Safe Mode (press F8 a few times while XP is
booting). Then try normal mode again. This simple scenario has fixed strange
XP problems for me in the past.

You may also want to visit "How to disable Dr. Watson for Windows"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;188296

Finally, I would at least consider performing an XP Repair Install.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Good luck.

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"dazednconfuzed" <dazednconfuzed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Michael,
> Thnx for advice but the sfc/ scannow doesn't want to work but the story so
> far:
> Firstly I deleted ALL system restores and re booted with system restore
> OFF
> Then ran adaware, system clean
> Then did Antivirus scan system clean
> So where might I go from here?
> Thnx................
>
> "dazednconfuzed" wrote:
>
>> I notice when the egg timer is showing if I check in the Task Manager for
>> some reason DR Watson is now running. It occasssionally will tell me
>> about
>> some problem and it wants to send a report. What good is that it doesn't
>> solve the problem !!!!

dazednconfuzed
07-10-2005, 01:09 AM
Hello Michael,
Thnx again for the advice BUT after reading through the instructions on the
Michael Stevens XP repair I might leave well alone for the time being and try
to work my way around my problem. One slip up on the XP repair could cause
more than enough problems. However I have it all on disk to read in depth
later on.
Got rid of Dr Watson though. That was easy............ he says fingers
crossed. Will also try the F8 trick and will advise if it worked.

"Michael T" wrote:

> You could also try booting in Safe Mode (press F8 a few times while XP is
> booting). Then try normal mode again. This simple scenario has fixed strange
> XP problems for me in the past.
>
> You may also want to visit "How to disable Dr. Watson for Windows"
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;188296
>
> Finally, I would at least consider performing an XP Repair Install.
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> Good luck.
>
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> Michael
>
> "dazednconfuzed" <dazednconfuzed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5F8E896B-3952-416F-B056-555A16117439@microsoft.com...
> > Michael,
> > Thnx for advice but the sfc/ scannow doesn't want to work but the story so
> > far:
> > Firstly I deleted ALL system restores and re booted with system restore
> > OFF
> > Then ran adaware, system clean
> > Then did Antivirus scan system clean
> > So where might I go from here?
> > Thnx................
> >
> > "dazednconfuzed" wrote:
> >
> >> I notice when the egg timer is showing if I check in the Task Manager for
> >> some reason DR Watson is now running. It occasssionally will tell me
> >> about
> >> some problem and it wants to send a report. What good is that it doesn't
> >> solve the problem !!!!
>
>
>


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