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DR. WATSON 99% CPU USAGE

We are running an NT server and lately Dr. Watson starts running on its own.  When it is running it uses 99% of the cpu and slows all other programs to a crawl.  Dr. Watson will run for days like this.  I don't want to shut down our server each time this happens.  How can I terminate Dr. Watson while it is running?  I tried to shut in down in task manager an it wouldn't let me.
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lrfish
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bigbadbCommented:
Have you tried to use the net stop command in dos.  This is a more robust way of killing services.

net stop service
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lrfishAuthor Commented:
I tried it and it says drwtsn32.exe is not a service.
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tlikCommented:
Find in Registry :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersions\Run
or :
......\RunServices
...... (all RUN key)
and delete the line that call Dr.Watson file.
Also look in to Startup folder.
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bigbadbCommented:
I can send you a dos program called kill by microsoft.  You can then look up in TLIST to find the PID and use this program to kill it.  Works great for us.
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bigbadbCommented:
If you need me to send kill.exe post your email and I will send you it
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Handy HolderSaggar maker's bottom knockerCommented:
DrW is probably kicked off for a reason but is in-turn crashing, rather than disable him why not get lotus' quincy instead (qnc.exe). installing a notes client will do this, no need to run it. you will see tlic's registry key above change.
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lrfishAuthor Commented:
I went ahead and removed Dr. Watson from the registry.  I actually found the answer on Microsoft's web page. But since you answered the way I solved the problem you get the points.

Thanks
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tlikCommented:
You're welcome.
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