How to disable send error report in windows 2000

Posted on 2003-03-16
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Whenever an application crashes on my Windows 2000
Professional, I get the send error report, don't send
error report message.  I don't recall always seeing this
message before.  Maybe it's a feature with Windows 2000
service pack 3?

I know this feature is on Windows XP and you can disable
it in system properties - advanced tab.  However, I don't
see this option in Windows 2000.  I also tried the
GPedit.msc to edit services but couldn't find any options to disable it.

Any suggestions?  Thanks.
Question by:speedway
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a1951966 earned 1000 total points
ID: 8147436
This is depend on your IE version
How to Disable Internet Explorer Error Reporting
To disable Internet Explorer Error Reporting, use one of the following methods,
Depending on your computer.
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel (or point to Settings, and then
  click Control Panel).
2. Double-click System (or click "Switch to Classic View", and then double-click
3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Error Reporting.
4. Click "Disable error reporting" to disable both user and kernel-mode error
  reporting, or click to clear the Programs check box.
5. Click OK, and then click OK.
NOTE: Administrators can disable error reporting in Windows XP Professional by setting Report Errors to Disabled in Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc) in the Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Error Reporting folder.
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4, Windows 2000:
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may
require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that
problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use
Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys and
Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete
Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in
Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If
you are running Windows NT or Windows 2000, you should also update your
Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).
In Registry Editor (Regedit.exe), create a DWORD value called IEWatsonEnabled and
set it to 0 in the following registry key:
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Internet Explorer 5.x (All Operating Systems):
To disable Internet Explorer Error Reporting, use the following steps:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. In the list of installed programs, click Internet Explorer Error Reporting,
  and then click Add/Remove (in Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT 4.0) or
  Remove (in Windows 2000).
4. Click OK.

Author Comment

ID: 8153044
Actually my question was regarding any program crash, not just IE.  But you reminded me of the Dr. Watson error reporting program.  I have forgotten about it.  Thanks.

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