Solved can i delete Dr watson file or not

December 21, 2012 at 02:26:26
Specs: Windows 2003 server std edition
I am using windows 2003 server std edition i have seen my Dr watson log file increase up to 30 GB whenever my Hard disk partion total space is 20 GB,also i am using email software MDAEMON on it my email could not send because my drive C show 0 bytes free space.
can i delete Dr watson file or not.
is it usefull file..please solve my query.

Irshad Haider

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December 21, 2012 at 02:52:51
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Yes, Dr Watson is a diagnostic tool to help identifying softwate malfunctions. You can also delete .dmp files, i.e. system dumps of memory, that may be a lot according the size of your log. However the log size points out your system suffers continuos software checks, that is not right. The cause should be identified to avoid a final fatal crash. To clean your system download and run the well known CCleaner, you may see an astounding gain in free space.

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December 31, 2012 at 15:44:47
IVO is right, the Dr. Watson program is basically a program that diagnoses your machine for various issues.

To put it simply though, if you have a tech on hand/someone who knows enough IT to do your basic troubleshooting and diagnosing, this program is not needed.

Even with the logs they create.. I have worked with MS for years and I have never seen them reference this program or its files.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
Serving the South Bay Since 1999

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