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Disable Dr. Watson Watson is a debugging tool in windows , which sometimes becomes quite irritating when ever it pops up suddenly . Here is a method to disable it , if it bugs you : Dr. Watson can be disabled using the registry editor: Start the registry editor (Start >> Run >> type "regedit.exe" >> Hit enter ) Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ AeDebug Click on AeDebug and click Del Alternativly just set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ AeDebug \ AUTO to 0 To re-enable Dr. Watson type "drwtsn32 -i" in run window.

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when turning on it will only go to a blue screen says go to safe mode or get tech support but even in safe mode it will only go back to blue screen. Can't download anything or do anything. At the bottom of the screen it says dumped files


Try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs
Just run fewer programs or buy additional RAM click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram

or processor upgrades. Your computer is running past its specified limits. But remember that in this case the blue screen of death should happen extremely infrequently. If you see the physical memory dump blue screen much more often then the issue is clearly
click start right click on my computer,properties advanced scroll down to system and recovery open settings write and debugging information the drop down button select none
ideally, it should already be the default debugger for your system.
The Dr. Watson debugger program logs all information related to failed processes to the Drwtsn32.log file. In addition to this, the debugger program can be configured to create memory dump files related to the failed processes. You can refer these dump files to analyze the reason behind a process failure.
Perform the following steps to configure Dr. Watson as the default debugger program to record user-mode program errors:

  1. Open Start menu, select Run, type Drwtsn32.exe -I and then press Enter. This command sets Dr. Watson as the default debugger.
  2. Next, run the Drwtsn32.exe command.
  3. In the Dr. Watson for Windows dialog box, select the following check boxes:
    • Append to Existing Log File
    • Visual Notification
    • Create Crash Dump File
  4. Now, when your computer restarts after the STOP 0xC000021A error is generated, run the Dr. Watson command.
  5. Here, view the paths to the Dr. Watson and User.dmp logs.
  6. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to the log files and then open them.
  7. Here, check the cause behind the STOP 0xC000021A error.
also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is 100%totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
hope this helps you

Jul 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have almost same problem. This problem start one time when I using my computer. Computer always stop after trying restart, sometimes start normally and stop after few second. And now when I start computer I have Code on motherboard: before starting:5., 0.1. : after starting : 8.3., 9.C., 9.E. and 9.F and computer stop


The first cause can be fixed rather easily. Simply run fewer programs or buy additional RAM or processor upgrades. Your computer is running past its specified limits. But remember that in this case the blue screen of death should happen extremely infrequently. If you see the physical memory dump blue screen much more often then the issue is clearly...!..
The first cause can be fixed rather easily. Simply run fewer programs or buy additional RAM or processor upgrades. Your computer is running past its specified limits. But remember that in this case the blue screen of death should happen extremely infrequently. If you see the physical memory dump blue screen much more often then the issue is clearly...!..
click start right click on my computer,properties advanced scroll down to system and recovery open settings write and debugging information the drop down button select none
ideally, it should already be the default debugger for your system.
The Dr. Watson debugger program logs all information related to failed processes to the Drwtsn32.log file. In addition to this, the debugger program can be configured to create memory dump files related to the failed processes. You can refer these dump files to analyze the reason behind a process failure.
Perform the following steps to configure Dr. Watson as the default debugger program to record user-mode program errors:

  1. Open Start menu, select Run, type Drwtsn32.exe -I and then press Enter. This command sets Dr. Watson as the default debugger.
  2. Next, run the Drwtsn32.exe command.
  3. In the Dr. Watson for Windows dialog box, select the following check boxes:
    • Append to Existing Log File
    • Visual Notification
    • Create Crash Dump File
  4. Now, when your computer restarts after the STOP 0xC000021A error is generated, run the Dr. Watson command.
  5. Here, view the paths to the Dr. Watson and User.dmp logs.
  6. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to the log files and then open them.
  7. Here, check the cause behind the STOP 0xC000021A error.
also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

another one of the possibile reaons is

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input will damage your computer

hope this helps


Feb 25, 2011 | Abit KV8 Pro Motherboard

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My touch pad constantly freezes and is inhibiting my work flow due to restarting the notebook all the time. please help


The first cause can be fixed rather easily. Simply run fewer programs or buy additional RAM or processor upgrades. Your computer is running past its specified limits. But remember that in this case the blue screen of death should happen extremely infrequently. If you see the physical memory dump blue screen much more often then the issue is clearly...!..
The first cause can be fixed rather easily. Simply run fewer programs or buy additional RAM or processor upgrades. Your computer is running past its specified limits. But remember that in this case the blue screen of death should happen extremely infrequently. If you see the physical memory dump blue screen much more often then the issue is clearly...!..
click start right click on my computer,properties advanced scroll down to system and recovery open settings write and debugging information the drop down button select none
ideally, it should already be the default debugger for your system.
The Dr. Watson debugger program logs all information related to failed processes to the Drwtsn32.log file. In addition to this, the debugger program can be configured to create memory dump files related to the failed processes. You can refer these dump files to analyze the reason behind a process failure.
Perform the following steps to configure Dr. Watson as the default debugger program to record user-mode program errors:

  1. Open Start menu, select Run, type Drwtsn32.exe -I and then press Enter. This command sets Dr. Watson as the default debugger.
  2. Next, run the Drwtsn32.exe command.
  3. In the Dr. Watson for Windows dialog box, select the following check boxes:
    • Append to Existing Log File
    • Visual Notification
    • Create Crash Dump File
  4. Now, when your computer restarts after the STOP 0xC000021A error is generated, run the Dr. Watson command.
  5. Here, view the paths to the Dr. Watson and User.dmp logs.
  6. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to the log files and then open them.
  7. Here, check the cause behind the STOP 0xC000021A error.
also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
hope this helps
don

Feb 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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keep getting a memory dump error


this problem only can fix by reinstall your computer operating system (windows)

Feb 22, 2011 | ASUS G51JXA1 PC Notebook

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Jit debugging problem. I have tried disabling the script debugging on internet and other. This didn't solve the problem. Any other suggestions ?


I was just reading the thread! Kinda hilarious though.
JIT is used to catch real time errors especially run-time. It is very useful for developers. To catch un handled exceptions.
Jit comes as a part of Visual Studio. If you do not know how to manage Jit its better not to install Visual Studio (no skills to manage it will give you lots of trouble). Just the programing skills does not make a good developer. Well its not a fault of VS developer team or Bill Gates. Doh!
Jit will be invoked if enabled by Visual studio, instead of Dr Watson. If programs crash the crash handlers will be invoked and you will see Dr.Watson process running in the background. It will call dumprep and will create error logs; Errors will be logged in Event Viewers as well. Even a simple failure will be handled and Jit will be invoked. So programs will begin to crash while they run or install.
Some developers set programs to use Jit and Jit will be enabled instead of Dr.Watson. Dr.Watson will be invoked in serious errors however. Its obvious. But specially if you have installed Visual Studio, you will be using JIT as well. JiT overrides the Dr.Watson Program. But you can reverse it back using two methods.
Its a third party piece however. I wonder why these MSDN people do not know how to provide a complete answer. Each and every person does not understand Administration of programs. So its their responsibility. That is a laughing matter though. But people will be pissed off. Can't blame them either. Some of them are not familiar with regedit tools. So the answers have to be flexible and complete.
The bad behavior of JIT is it will suspend the program an once when an error occur. You will never be allowed to run further. So its kinda piece of ****. It also has security issues with it.
Unfortunately if a program Invokes JIT intensionally its not possible to reverse the process.
Stop JIT while you have Visual Studio installed (Its a stupid thing to uninstall it without removing JIT. No way!)
How this thing will be enabled?

  1. Open VS:
  2. Go to Tools and then Options.
  3. In the Options Dialog box Double click Debugging and then click JIT
  4. Enabling options:
  • Manage
  • Native
  • Script
Click on OK.
This sets the Registry key and will start JIT. So do the Revers to Disable it.
You have to Disable the Keys. Method one:
  1. Click on Start Menu and Type Run (for P Hit Run box)
  2. Type in regedit and hit Enter
  3. Expand the Keys to located the place
  4. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug\Debugger is one location.
  5. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework\DbgManagedDebugger
  6. Delete these keys. Or set the Auto key's value to 1.
  7. On a 64bit system the paths will be: HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\...
  8. You may need to reboot the system as well.
Method two: Enable Dr.Watson using an alternative method:
  • Get a Command Window (Command Prompt)
  • Type drwtsn -i and
  • Hit enter
If you were using a third party debugger read this Microsoft Support
Next step

Open Start>Control Panels>Internet Options: Advanced and activate (check box)

  • Disable Script Debugging (Internet Explorer)
  • Disable Script Debuggung (Other)


If you have enabled Server Side Script Debugging the pages will freeze if an error occurs. Read the enabling procedure. Steps to enable debugging portion. Do the Reverse to disable it.
For Script Debuggers: Here is how you enable the JIT:
  • Click on Options then Tools
  • Click on Debugger
  • Select JIT debugger and attach to programs running on this machine
  • So now you know how it happened. Do the reverse to disable it!

Using third party tools and software may enable this tool. If you detect one you have to avoid using it. Just posted this in the MSDN thread as well.
Please rate the answer as well! Feel free to contact if you have further issues.
Thanks for using Fixya! -Lasitha

Jul 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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