Post by OGER
drwtsn32 opens. Anything to check or uncheck here to help ?
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson
No log file. Must be cleared.
Dr.Watson reports to Microsoft.
It reports software failures, even on OSes where
"nobody cares" any more.
You can "unhook" Dr.Watson, but I've never bothered
to look up a recipe for that. It's possible instead,
to store minidmp (.dmp) files locally, instead of
sending them to Microsoft and destroying the evidence.
The thing is, if your desktop "dies" because explorer.exe
died, killing the smaller of the two Dr.Watson processes
may allow explorer.exe to fork a new copy. That's all the
advice I can give. It's marginally easier to "give Watson
a whack", than to use the Run box to start another explorer.exe
from whatever tool you use.
When I got my .dmp thing working, an examination of
the stack trace showed a "nonexistent" subroutine
(ordinal 65?) was getting executed. Then Explorer would
die. But it wasn't apparent what the root cause was.
Even with the stack trace, I was no further ahead.
Googling the breadcrumbs didn't tell me a thing.
It turned out to be bad RAM, and everything has
been fine ever since.
While that was going on, adding *any* Shell Extensions
to the right-click menu, caused havoc.
If you want to play with Shell Extensions, there's a tool.