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    Win2K errors

    When there is a problem with any given program in Win2000, a message box is generated:

    "xxx.exe" has generated errors and will be closed.
    An error report will be generated.

    Where can I find this error report?

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    Re: Win2K errors

    By default the log file is in {drive}ocuments and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftDr Watson . Its name is drwtsn32.log. The log contains a list of running processes at the time the crash occurred along with some other diagnostic information. Just so that you know, I would not expect to find much useful information in there unless you are developing software. It is pretty heady stuff. It will tell you what the problem was, though. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Win2K errors

    Mark:

    Boy are you fast!

    Yea. I guess it's telling me the problem... now when it learns to speak in English, I'll fix the flippin' problem! I like mucking around with progs and tweaking them, but this is beyond my non-experience...

    I had thought that it might give me some conflict info or something... I guess it'll help if I ever need direct support with the creator etc...

    Thanks for the direction though...

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    Re: Win2K errors

    Chuck, look for the error code that appears at the top of each entry (just prior to the task list). It should look something like the following:

    Exception number: c00000fd (stack overflow)
    Exception number: c0000005 (access violation)

    That is your key piece of information, you can search on that string in Google or the name of the code to learn more. Many times you will see "Access Violation" which means that a program used system memory improperly. The fix for each offense may be different, it could be that you need a program update, a new driver....only a little bit of effort and research will really help. As I noted previously, this log is really intended for software debugging and was never meant to be friendly. It is often better to use the Event Viewer for clues as to what is going on.

    If nothing else, you can post the code here and let the collective minds in the Lounge chew on it to see if it yields any clues.
    -Mark

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