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1.How to Fix “Dr.Watson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a Problem and needs to Close”
If you are using Internet Explorer, Outlook or any Application, you can get Dr .Watson Postmortem Debugger error. You can also observe drwtsn32.exe process running in the task manager.Dr.Watson crashes when other applications crashed. What’s Dr.Watson? Is this a Virus? Dr.Watson for Windows is a debugger that will be useful to debug and creates log files when a error occurs with in a program. Technical support people will analyze these log files and fix the errors. It is not a virus or a malware program.Dr.Watson creates log files at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson.
It actually crashes some times frequently and gives the error as given below. “Dr.Watson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a problems and needs to close” Why Dr.Watson crashes and give error? Unfortunately, when you are browsing through Internet Explorer or working with any other program if that program crashes, then Dr.Watson program it self crashes and gives that error. Does I really need this Dr.Watson program? No not really in fact Windows Error Reporting service also do the same as Dr.Watson, as you know you can send error reports to Microsoft through Windows Error Reporting also. What’s the Fix? Fix to this problem is disabling Dr.Watson as we have alternative Windows Error Reporting available, we don’t require Dr.Watson.
run that registry file. If you have problem with access to registry.Disabling Dr. http://computersservicing. restart your computer.Close registry editor. 2.com/ 3 . You won’t get this error again in future.Select AeDebug in the right pane . 4.blogspot.Click Start>Run>type Regedit and click ok. download the registry file released by Microsoft.Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version 3.double click it and enter value 0.Watson 1.
Access Registry with Group Policy Editor: Start>Run>type gpedit.these viruses makes changes in shell/command/open keys in registry such a way that Whenever you try to open registry editor these viruses will run .restart your computer and access registry. 1.Hence they prevent access to registry by showing “registry editor has been disabled by your administrator”. So here I am giving all possible ways you can get access to registry editor including two methods mentioned in that post. 5.Access Registry with Disk heal:Download Disk Heal and in Fix tab click Fix opposite to Registry Editor Inaccessibility .But I am not satisfied as if the threat level of Virus is high. Fix:download UnHookexec.inf developed by Symantec and install . 3.7 Ways to Fix ”Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator “ Whenever your Computer is infected with Virus .Access Registry With Registry Fix Tool: Download Registry Fix Tool . 2.If you get any warning click ok to continue.run it click Fix Registry to get access to registry. these two methods will not suffice to fix access to registry problem.Access Registry Editor with VB script file:Download VB script file from doug Knox Website who is Microsoft’s MVP and run it . 4.After VB Script file enables registry editor .blogspot.Access Registry editor with Symantec’s Tool: When your computer is infected with virus . 6.Access Registry with RRT:Download RRT and run it select RRT personal edition and fix registry editor problem.com/ 4 . I already posted an article on how to access to disabled registry editor.Registry Editor is the one which is going to be disabled.2.msc http://computersservicing.
they modify the registry in such a way that when you try to access or open Task Manger .see this article to enable access to regsitry editor . 1.you get a warning “Task Manger has been disabled by your administrator” . Click Start>Run>type regedit Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System In the right pane select DisableTaskMgr . 3.Access registry with renaming regedit file :Since Virus are not human beings they predict that registry editor file is regedit.exe to edit_reg .blogspot.exe and see you can access the registry .7 Ways to Fix “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator” When your Computer is infected with Trojans and viruses.exe .so renaming regedit.for that we should have access to registry .double click it and set its value to 0 http://computersservicing.Select User Configuration >Administrative Templates>System in the right pane select Prevent access to registry editing Tools and set it to Not configured or Disabled. 7.but there are most of cases where viruses disables access to the Task Manager. There could be case where administrator of your office has set restrictions to access Task Manger .if your registry editing has been disabled .Enable Task Manger Through Registry:We can modify registry entry related to Task Manager and by that way we can enable Task Manager .com/ 5 .this may not work but worth a try :).
Restart your computer 2.msc Navigate to User Configuration>Administrative Templates\System\Ctrl+Alt+Del Options in the Right pane select Remove Task Manager .double click it and set i to Not Configured or Disabled.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\currentVersion\Policies\Syste m] “DisableTaskMgr” =dword:00000000 6.blogspot.Enable Task Manager through VB Script file :Just download the VB script file from Paulxp and run it even you get any warning proceed.Enable Task Manager with Task Manager Fix:download Task Manager Fix . 5. Enable Task Manager through Run command: Click Start>Run and Paste the following as it is and press Enter REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d /0 /f 3.reg and run that file.Create a Registry file to enable Task Manager:Just copy the following lines as it is and paste them in Notepad save it as enable _taskmgr. run it and click Fix Task Manager to enable Task Manger.Enable Task Manager Through Group Policy: Click Start>Run and type gpedit. Windows Registry Editor Version 5. http://computersservicing. 4.com/ 6 .
Enable Task Manager with Disk Heal:Download Disk Heal and run it .7. 4. I have not tried to updated my Windows . default when windows installed in your computer automatic updates are turned on in security center.blogspot.This copy of Windows not passed the Genuine Validation”.hence you are getting this warning in your computer.how it will Auto update? You need not to do update manually Windows. Why this Warning showing in my Computer? Well you are using Pirated version of Windows XP and you updated the Windows through Internet connection as Windows run Windows Validation process to download their updates to your computer and your windows not passed the windows Validation test . So What I have to do now to get this warning Out? http://computersservicing.com/ 7 .lot of users are familiar to this.It will be irritating to users to see this type of warning .select Fix tab in Disk heal and in opposite to Fix Task Manager Accessibility click Fix.How to Fix “This Copy of Windows is not Genuine” On one day a window will appear in Windows XP “ you may be victim of software Counterfeiting .
we have to use registry editor to fix this problem .registry editor and Task manager using these tools may depends on the threat level of virus in your computer .So if you planned to buy Windows in future.enabling these folder options. for temporarily the fix download WGA removal tool and run it .com/ 8 . now you can see Folder options in Tools menu in Windows Explorer Are there any Tools available that enable access to Folder options? There are so many tools available . 2.How to Fix “Folder Options missing” When your system is infected with virus. The other main system programs to get effected are registry editor and task manager.you won’t get this type of warning again .so if you can not access registry editor follow the procedure here to get access to the registry editor. 5. Similarly navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer and look for NoFolderOption entry in the right pane and delete it. 1. 3.you can use Disk Heal to access to Folder options. Restart Your computer. resulting The warning showed above. till then how can I not update my computer from not getting this warning? When you next time installed windows.mind you this won’t make your windows Genuine it prevents this warning from appearing in your computer. turn off automatic updates so that Windows does not connect to internet and update and Runs windows Validation. Well I am planning to Buy Windows. http://computersservicing.first one to be get effected is Folder options. Open registry editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer and look for the registry entry NoFolderOptions in the right pane and delete it.this folder options entry will not appear in Windows Explorer from Tools menu to see hidden files and folders.blogspot. So if you are not able to access Folder options .
I suggest you to consider automatic fix with a Tool called Disk Heal . 2.Select the Fix tab in Disk Heal and Enter the drive letter which you are facing difficulties to open.which giving the open with message. and click Fix .but the auto run entry for that virus had been left behind. How do I fix this Open with error? Though we can manually solve this.How to Fix ”Unable to Open C Drive or USB Drive from My Computer” The main problem any one going to face when computer is infected by virus is unable to open drives with double click .blogspot. 1. The drive may open by right clicking and selecting open. Why am I getting this open with message? You are getting this message because antivirus in your computer has deleted the virus . http://computersservicing.this tool will help many ways to solve the problems arises due to viruses. but the drive will not open when you double click it which gives “open with” warning.when you double click one of your hard drives or USB drive you will get “open with “ message to select program to open the file.You have to repeat this procedure for every drive as problem you face.Restart your computer after Disk Heal asks you to do so .6.Download the Disk heal and run it. 3.com/ 9 .that’s it after restart you can open hard drives or USB drive normally.
R.M. Hard drives manufacturers are including S.If you got this warning your hard disk is going to fail sooner or later .blogspot.R.M.They will tell you whether your hard drive is reliable or not .Backup and Replace” It is very easy to predict out one computer item going to fail that is no doubt your Hard disk.If your hard drive has warranty ask your computer shop owner to give new one.R.T(Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) technology that is included in the hard drive by their manufacturers.R. How can I confirm that my hard disk is going to fail are there any hard drive diagnostic programs available ? There are plenty of hard drive diagnostic programs available from hard drive manufacturers.all of a sudden you see a message “Pri Master Hard Disk :S.T technology in their hard drives which predicts upcoming failures of hard drive.A. So when you start your computer.The one that reminds you about this is S.there are free and paid third party hard drive diagnostic programs also available .M.T Status is bad Backup and Replace” press F1 to resume.A.A.com/ 10 .T Status BAD.M.“Pri Master Hard Disk :S. What I have to do now? Backup all your data and buy a new hard drive.It’s time to backup your important data from your hard drive and replace with a new one.A. http://computersservicing.7.
8. Click start menu and settings and go to control panel and double click system icon .Now you will find Generic volumes and now right click the generic volume that having letter here Generic VolumeG and click update driver and let it connect to Internet and restart your computer after update finishes. 2. Double click Device Manager and click View menu and click Show hidden devices.you can also do this by right click on My computer and click properties.dll Control_ RunDll Hotplug. 3.Let us see how to fix this error.com/ 11 . http://computersservicing. 4.dll” When I try to remove pen drive by click safely remove hardware icon and I got the above error.Now expand storage volumes by double clicking on storage volumes or just click “+ “sign to expand.blogspot. Solution: The solution is just follow the steps below as I mentioned exactly and your problem will be solved. 1.An exception Occured While trying to run”shell32.Norton Ghost and Acronis that came with Seagate disk wizard .This happens to be on the system that have installed backup softwares like Acronis .
http://computersservicing. 7. Note:Please make system restore point before doing all these if anything goes wrong we can go back to original state of windows.5.blogspot. 6.Now do the test by plugging your USB device and click safely remove hardware icon and click stop and remove the USB device you wont get this error again.com/ 12 .Do this procedure as it is for all Generic volumes as updating .Do restart your PC every time it asks .
com/ 13 .Follow the below Fix. If you not find the Quick launch in the above said path? http://computersservicing.blogspot.9.Type sfc /scannow and press Enter 3.still Quick launch bar disappears during startup.Start>Run >CMD>and type cd\ 2. What’s the Fix? 1.How to Fix ”Quick Launch bar missing during Startup” When you start your computer you observe that Quick Launch bar missing in the taskbar.What you do is right click on the taskbar select quick Launch bar and access all your favorite programs quickly from it. Have you find the Quick launch bar in above said path .so that we can access those programs quickly from the Quick launch bar . If you observe that quick launch bar does not appears in the taskbar when ever you start your Computer. 4.is there a Fix for this? Where is actually Quick launch bar located ? Quick Launch bar is located in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.Enter your Windows XP CD service Pack2 CD so that Windows verifies all files are with original versions if any files changed windows replaces them with their original version.That’s it your Quick launch bar appears in taskbar and not disappear again during startup of your computer.do you have to do the same thing every time to access Quick launch bar . What’s need of Quick Launch bar? Whenever we installed a program a shortcut to that program is added to Quick Launch bar .
While you played with icons in the Desktop.Create a folder with name Quick launch and drag shortcuts of your desired programs to appear on the Quick Launch bar to the Quick Launch folder and close that folder . http://computersservicing. click ok or you can click Restore Default to make all desktop icons restore original icons. this can happen. 3.blogspot. 4.Desktop>Customize Desktop>General 3.com/ 14 .The My computer icon got corrupted. Now right click on the taskbar >toolbars>check Quick Launch bar voila ! there appears your quick launch bar .This can happen due to virus. Reasons for My computer Icon to get Corrupted or to show blank icon 1.How to Fix”My Computer Icon Corrupted or Showing blank” This can happen to any one while one of your friends may changed your computer Icon intentionally . If you observe Quick launch bar missing during startup follow the above fix.or the My computer icon corrupted due to virus these are little things that gives long time to you fix. 1.Select My Computer icon and click Change icon select original My Computer Icon .Your friend wants to scare you by changing the My computer to blank Icon.Right click on the Desktop >select properties 2. 2. 10. Fix.
Log into your Computer with administrative privileges and Right click on My Computer >Properties 2.These will be useful to analyze the problem. http://computersservicing.com/ 15 .Windows error reporting tool may prompt you to send this report to Microsoft if error reporting is not disabled in your Computer. Why this error is showing in my Computer? Whenever your computer stops responding . 1. How to Fix this error? This problem can resolved by re-creating new page file.How to Fix “The System has recovered from a serious error” When you are browsing the Web or doing some work in your Computer . So whenever your computer stopped .after you restart your computer there is flag set for Page file that will indicate that Memory dump file should be written.(Before modifying the Virtual memory note down the Paging file size value of custom size you set ) then click Change in the virtual Memory .small memory dump files are created containing details about error in a folder in Windows Directory called Minidump.11.all of a sudden your computer gets restarted and the next time you turn on your computer you will get “The system has recovered from a serious error” warning on startup.Select Advanced > under Performance>click Settings and again select Advanced in the Performance options 3.blogspot. The error also shows some dump files details when you click click here message .Select No Page file> click Set >click OK and restart your computer choose to continue to proceed to restart when you get any warning. 4.
delete it permanently and restart your computer.blogspot.By default Windows compresses the files and folders that are generally not in use.sys file. you can see the paging file size as “0” in Virtual Memory options. Why some files and folders names in my Computer are appearing with blue color? This is default behavior of Windows to show compressed or encrypted files with blue color. 7.Now Under Virtual Memory set paging file size to Custom or System Managed Size.Now after restarting your computer. http://computersservicing.Now open My computer >Tools>Folder Options>View>uncheck Hide protected Operating System files .ie7 and ie8 folders with blue color in Windows directory .5. Generally you find names of service packs .Now open Root drive that is C and you will find Pagefile. 12.How to Fix ”some files and folders names in my Drives are appearing with Blue Color” When you open your My Documents or any other folder in any drive in My Computer . 8.then you don’t need to be worry thinking that a virus is caused that to happen. 6.if you have those file and folder names appearing with blue color.com/ 16 .This behavior is applied to all compressed and encrypted files and folders in your computer.
Your friend or you unknowingly compressed your files to save disk space. 3.you may have a chance of getting “The device ‘Generic volume’ cannot be stopped right now .com/ 17 .blogspot.Try stopping the device again later” warning.Right click the folder whose name appearing with blue color and select Properties >advanced and 2. http://computersservicing.Now you can see My Documents with normal black color. Even we can make Windows not to show these compressed and encrypted files with blue color by 1.This warning can be irritating.How to Fix”The device ‘Generic volume’ cannot be stopped right now “ If you try to unplug your USB drive. What’s the Fix? 1.click ok and apply to save the changes. Under Compressed or Encrypt attributes uncheck or clear compress contents to save disk space.apply and ok now even service packs in Windows folder will show in normal black color.Open My Computer >Tools>Folder options>uncheck show encrypted or compressed files in color –On . Why am I getting this waning or error? You are getting this error because the programs you open from your USB drive still running in background or Antivirus in your computer still monitoring your USB drive .that’s why those names are appearing with blue color. 13.
3. User gets the virus vault warning message in doing so. When AVG unable to remove the file. AVG detects latest viruses in real time through its resident shield. when you are moving infected item to the virus vault you can get “ the Virus vault has reached maximum file count limit “ warning from AVG’s resident shield.Try to close all the programs you open from your USB drive and then try stopping your USB drive. Another fix to this is shut down your Computer and remove your USB drive 14.How to Fix “The Virus Vault has reached the maximum file count limit” If you are using AVG. then it prompts user to move the file to Virus vault . http://computersservicing. 2.kill those processes and unplug your USB drive.The best way to fix this warning is to use Unlocker .What I have to do now to avoid this warning ? 1. AVG is very effective against viruses.com/ 18 .unlokcer can show you which files or programs still using the memory . Right click in USB drive in My Computer and select Unlocker .blogspot.
ctf and avginfowin. 2.How to Fix AVG’s Update Error “Invalid Update Control CTF File” When AVG unable to Update Virus definitions or When you try to Update AVG you may get “Invalid Update Control CTF File” resulting updates will not be installed in your computer. follow the below steps 1.blogspot.com/ 19 . that’s why you are getting this error. problem is solved you won’t face this error from AVG in future. Why AVG showing Such error? AVG showing such error because Update control files of AVG in your computer may be corrupted.Since this folder is hidden to view it in Windows Explorer .Find $AVG8. What’s the Fix? Fix is to remove the AVG vault folder . open My computer >Tools>Folder options>view>show hidden files and folders . What’s the Fix? We need to manually delete the files named avginfoavi.Vault$ folder in all hard drives and delete it.ctf files in the Directory location here http://computersservicing. 15.Why this warning shown by The AVG resident shield? This warning caused by corrupted vvfolder. That’s it.idx file in AVG vault folder which is hidden.
Why USB drive not shown in My Computer? Windows detected the USB drive . 16.in next update AVG automatically downloads these control files and you will have no problems in future in updating AVG.Now a window comes up to add .but unable to allocate the drive letter for it . 2. Select USB Drive >right click on it click Change Drive Letter and paths 3.msc and press Enter.The culprit here is Windows which is unable to allocate Drive letter for your USB drive.this behavior can happen to new USB drives you just brought.blogspot.C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg8\update\download Once these files are deleted .How to Fix “USB Drive not Shown in My Computer” This can happen to you.change and remove drive letters to the USB drive. http://computersservicing. 1.Click Start>Run>type diskmgmt. What’s the fix? The Fix is we have to change the drive letter of USB Drive that is already shown in disk management service.com/ 20 .as you plugged-in your USB drive to your computer and Windows detects the USB drive but it does not shows the drive icon for it in My Computer.
Where configuration file and cache of VLC player located? For Windows 2000/XP they are located here in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\vlc . 6.Now you can access the USB drive without any problems.blogspot. If you uninstall and reinstall VLC player. 1.How to Fix “VLC media player has encountered a problem and needs to close” When you try to open a video file in VLC media player you can get an error message saying that “VLC media player has encountered a problem and needs to close .com/ 21 . 17. What’s the Fix? Cleaning the cache and configuration file of VLC media player does fix this problem as new configuration file will be created when you next play VLC media player.4. http://computersservicing.Just go to the above path and delete vlcrc file. Why am I getting this error when I try to open video file with VLC player? VLC media player is behaving like this because configuration file of it got corrupted.We are sorry for the inconvenience “ and the VLC player closes.Now new drive letter is allocated to your USB Drive and will be shown in My Computer. still you can get this error.Click change and from drive letters drop down menu select a letter that is not allocated to other drives in My Computer and click OK and click Yes to confirm to continue from the warning message 5.
Open cache folder and delete all the files . what type of Monitors affect due to Magnetic Fields? Only CRT monitors get magnetized. http://computersservicing. What’s the Fix? There is degauss button available on the main screen which looks like Horseshoe..surged protectors can build magnetization in your monitor which causes color distortion .2. Make sure speakers.com/ 22 .Speakers . 18.Now open VLC player and play a video file it will play normally.How to Fix ”Color Patches are appearing on the Screen” When you turn on Your Computer . when ever you power on your Monitor it will automatically degausses. 3. Why Color Patches are appearing on the Screen ? You have to know that Earth is it self natural magnetic field and magnetic objects around monitor .if you observe color patches on the screen that is due to magnetic fields around monitor like Speakers. select it once will clear the color patches on the Screen. The latest CRT monitors have inbuilt Degauss. Plasma monitors don’t get magnetized because they don’t have CRT in them. magnetic objects should be away from Monitor.blogspot. latest LCD.Surge protectors developed the color distortion on the monitor display.
Please run the Chkdsk utility.blogspot.cpl”error message .cpl from accessing Internet Explorer.exe – Corrupt File error While you are running ccleaner you can get CCleaner.Error in InetCpl. http://computersservicing.19.cpl Missing Entry :ClearMyTracksBY Process Why this InetCPl.” Reason:You will get this due to corruption of files. Uninstall and reinstalls Internet Explorer that will fix the problem.cpl Missing entry:ClearMyTracksByProcess” While running CCleaner you can get an RUNDLL-Error in InetCpl.exe -corrupt file in the notification area error. Fix ? Since Inetcpl.cpl error occurs? This error can occur due to Inetcpl. If you got any error like Inetcpl.cpl file got corrupted. The Complete error is given below RUNDLL– Error in InetCpl.com/ 23 . this file belongs to Explorer. .flv is corrupt and unreadable.exe -Corrupt File The file or directory \Documents and Setting\username \Local Setting\Temporary Internet File\Content.How to Fix “RUNDLL.cpl file got corrupted.How to Fix CCleaner. Here is the total text of the error “ CCleaner .this InetCpl.IE5\VITR 0FUB \audreyelson_ trail.cpl error message can occur due to Inetcpl. And you won’t get any error while running CCleaner again. just reinstall the Internet Explorer that will fix the problem 20.cpl file got corrupted.
. and select Automatically fix file system errors. 3. The solution is you have to download security update that fixes the problem you can download from http://support.exe-corrupt file error again. Open My computer and right click the operating system partition here C drive and right click on it and select Tools and in Error-checking tab click Check Now. 4. The changes to take effect you have to restart your computer http://computersservicing.blogspot.com/ 24 . Chkdsk will run automatically giving the message it is recommended to continue and you can stop it by clicking a key . Since its the main booting partition it requires reboot for exclusive scan of files and click yes to schedule to reboot and restart your computer .Solution: 1. 2. After chkdsk scan your system will loads windows and check to run ccleaner you won’t get CCleaner .com/kb/894391 You have to download 32 bit version of windows xp package if you are using Windows XP.let it continue chkdsk scans files in 3 stages in stage1 it scans files . click start to begin the error – checking.microsoft.in stage2 it scan indexing entries and in final stage 3 it scans security descriptors and fixes any errors are there. Generic Host Process Win32 error Generic Host Process Win32 error Once in a morning at a time you wake up and started your computer and getting this error ""Generic Host Process for Win 32 services encountered a problem and needed to close" causing windows to shutdown your computer.
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