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Program not responding

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pc_loser, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. pc_loser

    pc_loser Thread Starter

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    When you choose to end an unresponsive program, the option is given to send an error report. What is this error report for? And to whom is it sent? Does it do any good to send the report?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BillC

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    They go to Microsoft, but it is totally unclear to me what, if any good they might do! That's my view.
     
  3. gdiwwebs

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    Some are sent to Microsoft. It mearly depends on what program you end. If it's a non-microsoft based company or product, then they will search for an e-mail addressed supplied by SOME companies. I personally choose "Do not send" because 97% of the time, they go to microsoft, or they go to that company. Both are pointless because they hardly ever go in and correct things because they think it is just your computer most of the time.
     
  4. LadyLisa

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    Microsoft gathers the error reports that customers send, analyzes them, and uses the aggregate information to determine which problems are causing the most suffering.

    You can disable this
    Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    On the Advanced tab, click Error Reporting.
    Click Disable error reporting and clear the But notify me when critical errors occur

    Here's the full article on Error Reports from Microsoft.
     
  5. pc_loser

    pc_loser Thread Starter

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    Ok, thanks. I'll check that out.
     
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