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"Problem with the Doctor"

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by slinkyvail, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. slinkyvail

    slinkyvail Thread Starter

    Feb 8, 2005
    Just recently I am having trouble opening my documents folder/or my pictures folder, even double clicking on "My Computer" or "Control Panel" results in all my icons disapearing for a few seconds then the error message "Dr. Watson debugger has detected a problem and will have to close".Then everything just freezes until I reboot. Downloading pictures does the same thing, they copy into the hard drive and when finished the wizard just closes. Everything else is working fine, outlook express, internet, other applications etc. I am running windows xp, microtrend pc-cillin,spybot and pest-patrol. Should I disable Dr. Watson, or is there something else that needs to be done (tweaked). Thanks.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    There seems to be a problem with the doctor and SP2. If you look in Task Manager during one of these episodes, you may see 2 Dr. Watson's running---one for the original error and one trying to debug the problem with the first Dr. Watson.

    Disabling it seems to solve the problem.
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