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Dr. Watson?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ozzy11, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. ozzy11

    ozzy11 Thread Starter

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    What exactly is Dr. Watson? Theres two files in there.one is "user.dmp" that is 40 mb`s. and was just wondering if I could get rid of it.
     
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    Stolen directly from "Help and Support":

    Dr. Watson overview
    Dr. Watson for Windows is a program error debugger.

    The information obtained and logged by Dr. Watson is the information needed by technical support groups to diagnose a program error for a computer running Windows. A text file (Drwtsn32.log) is created whenever an error is detected, and can be delivered to support personnel by the method they prefer. You also have the option of creating a crash dump file, which is a binary file that a programmer can load into a debugger.

    If a program error occurs, Dr. Watson will start automatically. To start Dr. Watson, click Start, click Run, and then type drwtsn32. To start Dr. Watson from a command prompt, change to the root directory, and then type drwtsn32

    To answer your question,yes, you can "get rid of it".
     
  3. ozzy11

    ozzy11 Thread Starter

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    Thanks man ,I kinda figured it was some help program.
    u da man
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