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a b K Overclocking
August 30, 2004 12:50:43 AM

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I had windows update tell me that SP2 was now available so I downloaded.
it's now 90MB rather than 226 MB beta. but now I have a problem with my
system locking up every so often and it seems if I disable DRwatson32 then I
get access to my system back.
I tried msconfig but cant find any reference to drwatson (I know its a
diagnostic background program) to disable it. the system locks up as if
something is hogging the processor and ctrl, alt + del produce a graph which
shows the CPU (XP3200+) under 100% load.
can anyone help.

Robin
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
August 30, 2004 7:26:11 PM

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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 20:50:43 GMT, "robin.gordon1"
<robin.gordon1@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>I had windows update tell me that SP2 was now available so I downloaded.
>it's now 90MB rather than 226 MB beta. but now I have a problem with my

You just downloaded the version which is for SP1 already installed.
The complete SP2 version is about 256MB

>system locking up every so often and it seems if I disable DRwatson32 then I
>get access to my system back.

Try disabling the firewall to see if it is a firewall setting.

>I tried msconfig but cant find any reference to drwatson (I know its a
>diagnostic background program) to disable it. the system locks up as if

If Drwatson is running then you have other problems, possibly a worm
or trojan. Go to www.trend.com and select free online housecall,
under free tools to do an online scan.

>something is hogging the processor and ctrl, alt + del produce a graph which
>shows the CPU (XP3200+) under 100% load.

Go to processes and see which one is the culprit. Do a google search
on the process name. If it is svchost then it is a worm which is
using your computer to wreak havoc on some web site.

>can anyone help.
>
>Robin
>
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
August 31, 2004 1:28:48 AM

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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 20:50:43 GMT, "robin.gordon1"
<robin.gordon1@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>I had windows update tell me that SP2 was now available so I downloaded.
>it's now 90MB rather than 226 MB beta. but now I have a problem with my
>system locking up every so often and it seems if I disable DRwatson32 then I
>get access to my system back.
>I tried msconfig but cant find any reference to drwatson (I know its a
>diagnostic background program) to disable it. the system locks up as if
>something is hogging the processor and ctrl, alt + del produce a graph which
>shows the CPU (XP3200+) under 100% load.
>can anyone help.

>Robin

U~ runnin Zone Alarm, or any AntiVirus in general, or Norton/Symanrec
in the particular ?

And Yes, the size is wrong.

BoroLad
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August 31, 2004 4:05:58 PM

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I don't know if this will help but its worth a shot, can you kill the
dr watson process and then delete it? or uninstall it in any way?
maybe there is an uninstaller in the program folder? Other then that,
when I installed SP2 I had one serious problem with dr watson, I
rebooted and haven't had the issue since so I don't know what to say.
I'm running a Prescott P4 3.0 with an I865PE chipset so we're quite
different in core processing.

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Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
September 1, 2004 1:50:38 AM

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Norton Internet Security 2004 is running away in the background to try and
avoid getting caught with a virus or Trojan and once a week I run adaware 6
to keep track of any spyware that's attached itself to my system files.

Robin
<borolad@myowseintheboro.org> wrote in message
news:fp67j09h5s973phho98r0r36sk97v1m1vc@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 20:50:43 GMT, "robin.gordon1"
> <robin.gordon1@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>>I had windows update tell me that SP2 was now available so I downloaded.
>>it's now 90MB rather than 226 MB beta. but now I have a problem with my
>>system locking up every so often and it seems if I disable DRwatson32 then
>>I
>>get access to my system back.
>>I tried msconfig but cant find any reference to drwatson (I know its a
>>diagnostic background program) to disable it. the system locks up as if
>>something is hogging the processor and ctrl, alt + del produce a graph
>>which
>>shows the CPU (XP3200+) under 100% load.
>>can anyone help.
>
>>Robin
>
> U~ runnin Zone Alarm, or any AntiVirus in general, or Norton/Symanrec
> in the particular ?
>
> And Yes, the size is wrong.
>
> BoroLad
September 1, 2004 4:20:41 PM

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robin.gordon1 wrote:

> Norton Internet Security 2004 is running away in the background to try and
> avoid getting caught with a virus or Trojan and once a week I run adaware 6
> to keep track of any spyware that's attached itself to my system files.
>
> Robin
> <borolad@myowseintheboro.org> wrote in message
> news:fp67j09h5s973phho98r0r36sk97v1m1vc@4ax.com...
>
>>On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 20:50:43 GMT, "robin.gordon1"
>><robin.gordon1@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I had windows update tell me that SP2 was now available so I downloaded.
>>>it's now 90MB rather than 226 MB beta. but now I have a problem with my
>>>system locking up every so often and it seems if I disable DRwatson32 then
>>>I
>>>get access to my system back.
>>>I tried msconfig but cant find any reference to drwatson (I know its a
>>>diagnostic background program) to disable it. the system locks up as if
>>>something is hogging the processor and ctrl, alt + del produce a graph
>>>which
>>>shows the CPU (XP3200+) under 100% load.
>>>can anyone help.
>>
>>>Robin
>>
>>U~ runnin Zone Alarm, or any AntiVirus in general, or Norton/Symanrec
>>in the particular ?
>>
>>And Yes, the size is wrong.
>>
>>BoroLad
>
>
>

Still, ADAware 6, Spybot Search and Destroy and Spy Guard are better.
Have found many things with them, Norton INS didn't. Also had a lot of
problems with Norton INS on a few clients computers. I wouldn't
recommend it to anyone (esp on a LAN with router), NAV is fine however...

Minotaur
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
September 21, 2004 8:03:17 AM

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I'm assuming this is on XP, if you can kill the process then kill and
rename the drwatson.exe executable. this works on other versions of
windows. I know several people who are having major problems with
SP2. I think this is just another one to the long list of bugs in
it.

If DrWatson is visible as a "Service" in the admin tools then change
the execution option to manual start or deaktivate it.
I don't have Xp myself so this is just from my experiences on NT &
2000. drwatson should not actually be running from startup only when
an application gstumbles upon a major problem, usually code.
generally as we all know DrWatson is totally useless so get rid of it
by deactivation or renaming.


Good luck
!