November 24th, 2004, 02:25 AM
Disable Dr Watson
Although he has good intentions, Dr Watson annoys me. If you want to disable Dr Watson then do this:
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion\ AeDebug
Set the string Auto=0
To re-enable it:
Start > Run > drwtsn32 -i
November 24th, 2004, 07:21 AM
why would want to disable it? can u tell me what purpose it serves? thanx bye.
November 24th, 2004, 09:05 AM
November 24th, 2004, 09:18 AM
Yeppers Johnno, you need a drink or three.....but why do you want to put water in it, ugggh.
I'm not aware of the Dr. ever being turned on by default in any OS, but I do know he can be a bear to get turned off once you have hime on. But I think I turned him off the same way I turned him on (in XP) the last time I had him on, and that was in services.
Note--It might have been turned on by default in Windows ME, a very screwed up OS.
\"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
November 24th, 2004, 10:20 AM
Shame on you sir! you have forgotten your Sherlock Holmes............Professor Moriarty descended to his death from the Niagara Falls........only to emerge many years later in Redmond............
When will you Americans stop confusing facts with fiction?.................next thing I hear will be that you have the vote ?
/serious bit of post
Yes, I am not aware of the automatic enablement of Dr. Watson............certainly not in Win3.1x through to ME.............and WinME does NOT have it auto enabled. I know that NT4 does not, neither does NT5(Win2000)...................I am not that sure about later releases.............I could have inadvertently taken an option?
The only Windows I have before 3.11, is 2.03, and that does not even have Dr. Watson
Can anyone clue me on that "Quincey" I mentioned........the spelling may be wrong?............I am sort of thinking Lotus or IBM?
November 24th, 2004, 10:53 AM
Found this http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;188296
If you scroll down the bottom it tells you all the Os's it is relavent to
Also you may wanna check out this link
November 24th, 2004, 11:35 AM
November 24th, 2004, 04:22 PM
nihil - the "Quincey" you're asking about is indeed the Lotus Notes app (qnc.exe)