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Configure Dr. Watson

 

Dr. Watson for Windows is a program error debugger

 

The information obtained and logged by Dr. Watson is the information needed by technical support groups to diagnose a program error for a computer running Windows. A text file (Drwtsn32.log) is created whenever an error is detected, and can be delivered to support personnel by the method they prefer. You also have the option of creating a crash dump file, which is a binary file that a programmer can load into a debugger.

 

If a program error occurs, Dr. Watson will start automatically. To start Dr. Watson, click Start, click Run, and then type drwtsn32. To start Dr. Watson from a command prompt, change to the root directory, and then type drwtsn32.

 

Here’s how to setup Dr. Watson

 

Click Start

 

Click Run

 

          Drwatson02 

 

Type the following in the run

 

 

drwtsn32

 

 

 

   Drwatson01 

 

Click OK

 

Set the log file path to an All Users location

 

Example:

 

 

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson

 

 

Set the dmp file to an all users location also

 

Example:

 

 

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson\user.dmp

 

 

Set the number of instructions to 100

 

         Drwatson03 

 

Finally, make sure that Dr Watson is the default debugger.

 

Run this command before you recreate crash.

 

 

drwtsn32 -i

 

 

That’s all there is to it.

Hope this helps those of you looking to get dump file.

 

 

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 8:16 PM | Back to top


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thakns. Just tried it.
Left by sunny on Sep 22, 2009 7:55 AM

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Many thanks!!
Left by MasterJacks on Feb 03, 2010 1:17 AM

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Is there anyway to configure Dr. Watson by command line? Where is the configuration for Dr. Watson stored?
Left by Jacob on Mar 10, 2010 1:08 PM

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Great stuff right there, that is exactly what I was looking for.
Thank You
Left by PIL0T on Dec 06, 2011 9:18 PM

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