What Is Dr Watson's Postmortem Debugger?

December 18, 2010 at 13:12:41
Specs: Windows XP

When I try to watch my personal XXX rated movies from my Maxtor Hard drive Windows encounters some mysterious problem and closes and messes up my laptop with messages.
Now Dr. Watson appears. What the ??? is going on with this? Now censorship with an item I thought was going to be non stress.

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#1
December 18, 2010 at 13:32:42

Edit: Information was incorrect... self deleted.

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#2
December 18, 2010 at 14:14:24

Dr. Watson is a built in Windows feature that has been there since Win 95. If you get a Dr. Watson Postmorten message, that indicates the Dr. Watson program has prevented something from crashing Windows. Unfortunately, when you do get a Dr. Watson Postmorten message, Windows is often frozen after that, until you hold the power button in for at least 4 seconds, then boot the computer.

If you downloaded the XXX rated movies from a site that has illegally gotten downloads, there is often malware hidden in the download that infects your computer when you run the download. Some of that malware is not detected at all, or is not detected properly, by most anti-malware programs.

You could try downloading the free version of Malwarebytes, install it, and do a Full scan of your system. Have it remove everything it finds.
The free version of Malwarebytes does not update itself after the initial time it was installed. If you need to run it again in the future, click on the Update tab in the program, Update it first, then run the Full scan of your system.


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#3
December 18, 2010 at 14:21:25

Thank you. I will give it a try. I have Uniblue and Registry Mechanic and Norton 360....One of these should be able to do something I hope. This is a bummer.

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#4
December 18, 2010 at 16:50:58

I don't know about Norton 360 but I have seen several cases where Registry Mechanic has wrecked folks machines. If you run this it could add to the list of problems, making it very difficult to diagnose anything.

We all live on a ball.


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#5
December 18, 2010 at 17:27:33

Thank you. I already removed it. I think I should only stick to Uniblue and Norton for the time being. All these things from various companies keep popping up and you think you should entertain them. I'm learning and am very cautious now. I need to clean up all the junk I've added before I started questioning all the stuff coming in.I'm buying a book on what I need and don't need on my laptop. I just want to send e mails and watch my videos/movies that I want in peace without all the DRAMA.

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#6
December 18, 2010 at 18:08:36

You are sooo right. When you are googling for computer fixes there are so many magic cure-all programs, registry checkers and anti-virus programs. Many are very dubious and some will make things worse. Keep clear of the lot, or get advice if you think one is worth using.

We all live on a ball.


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