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"dwwin.exe - DLL initialization failed" error on shutdown

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Just recently started getting the error, "dwwin.exe - DLL initialization failed" when I shut down my Windows XP Pro/ SP2 system. It seems to only happen if I have loaded Outlook Express during the session. Anyone want to help me tackle this?  
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by:war1
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floridaquy,

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,640479,00.asp

You can disable dwwin.exe which is a Dr. Watson error-collector and reporting tool, in your registry like so:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug

or you can download dwwin.exe to try to repair it, here:

http://ausgereifft.architektur.rwth-.../SP1/i368/drw/

Otherwise, try also doing WINDOWS UPDATE from the "TOOLS" option at top of IE menu .
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by:floridaguy
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Hi war1,

http://ausgereifft.architektur.rwth-aachen.de/progs/intel/Microsoft/winXP/SP1/i368/drw/ seems to be a dead link.

I could deactivate dwwin.exe in the registry but couldn't there still be an underlying problem, such as a program that might be crashing when I  log off that's causing Dr. Watson to activate?

Gary

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by:war1
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The problem is Dr. Watson in Windows XP.  It worked great in Windows 95, but MS adapt it for Windows XP, it does not work reliably.  Go ahead and deactivate dwwin.exe in registry.
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by:floridaguy
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Ok war1,

I am at this line in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug

Do I change the "auto" value from "1" to "0," or do I take out  "drwtsn32" as the debugger?
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Either way, drwtsnn32 will be disabled.  If you think you want to re-enable Dr Watson again, change the value to 0.  If you know you will never use Dr. Watson, delete the key.
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by:floridaguy
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For whatever reason changing the value to zero did not stop the error message.  I had to delete the AeDebug key altogether.

Thanks again for all your help on this, war2 -- it's immensely appreciated!
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