Dr. Watson

April 5, 2009 at 13:07:52
Specs: Windows XP
Can I delete Dr. Watson from my computer? The log file is 46GB and hogging my memory. Thanks.

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#1
April 5, 2009 at 13:46:55
Maybe some info. in these links ----
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Description of the Dr. Watson for Windows (Drwtsn32.exe) Tool

The Dr Watson log file is used by technical persons to solve problems with programs, and may be quite large.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188...
How to disable Dr. Watson for Windows


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#2
April 5, 2009 at 13:46:56

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#3
April 5, 2009 at 14:04:15
The LOG file can be opened in NOTEPAD.

To be on the safe side, I would venture to say Delete all text except the top lines ----

Microsoft (R) DrWtsn32
Copyright (C) 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

That way, Windows can find its CRAP file.


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#4
April 5, 2009 at 20:14:36
Maybe I don't understand everybodys reply. When I open
DrWtsn32, I have Application Errors. I can either View these
errors or click Clear and the log file will than be empty.
cg


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#5
April 6, 2009 at 11:24:18
click on the link I sent earlier, it is Microsoft's specific instruction to disable Dr. Watson.

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#6
April 6, 2009 at 13:24:19
I would question that 46GB number. Are you sure it isn't 46MB?

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