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Old 06-27-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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Angry Dr Watson & downloads

FIRST; Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Okay, onto my problem. First I have WinXP Home Ed
Whenever I attempt to download a program from the internet, such as SPYBOT, ADAWARE, etc, the normal dialogue boxes will appear asking to run the program etc.
I select run, as normal. However, after watching the timebar extend as it id loading, the IE will FREEZE UP, and not respond.
This happens over and over. When I shutdown the IE...something called :
DR WATSON POSTMORTEM DEBUGGER gives me an error message. I then have to restart my IE.
This is happening all the time now when I try to get any programs from any website..
I even tested it from an email I got from PC mag offering a free Updated Driver check........Same result, I cannot use any of these programs.

All my Virus (NORTON), and spy (spy sweeper) utilities do not report any problems.......

Is there a problem with this Dr Watson, can it be turned off?
Is it REALLY needed?
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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why not just click "save" instead of run?
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yeah.. why don't you just save the installer onto your harddrive. run it, and then delete the installer if space is really an issue for you.
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yeah.. why don't you just save the installer onto your harddrive. run it, and then delete the installer if space is really an issue for you.

Tried that..Upon reaching the 99% completion mark, the IE NO LONGER responds!!

Everything will not respond, requiring a reboot of the IE...

Any ideas, cause I certainly don't know?

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give me your msn/aim and ill send you firefox (another web browser) and hopefully you can use that to download the files.
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I tried to use that firefox once before, but it caused me all kinds of headaches.
I seem to remember that either ALL my favorites were lost, mail was wacky, and my McAfee or Norton did not work with it.
I tried to email the customer service contact, the same guy that emailed me thanking me for using Firefox (it came HIGHLY recommended) but I NEVER RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE.
And this was an email not only thanking me, but requesting I send all correspondence GOOD or BAD to the address.
They wanted to know about their product, but did not answer me..

Thanks for your reply though regarding my problem!!
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if firefox didn't work for you. you could try opera. i use firefox myself and i don't see what kind of headaches could have possibly been spawned by it. but give opera a try if you had a bad experience with ffox
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dr watson is installed with windows, but is also used as a mask for a trojan.
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Do I really need it?
If not, can it be removed
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