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Error Messages

by davehogan / April 4, 2005 7:25 PM PDT

I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP2. I get a lot of error messages saying that an application needs to close. I usually click on "Send error report" and carry on working. But that is not possible in the case of "System Restore". When I click on "Send error report" or "Don't send", the application closes and I'm unable to use it. Any ideas please?

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Dave you need to give more information
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 4, 2005 9:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Error Messages

Give details of your system as asked for in the "Tip:"

And then more details of what is happening. What applications are you using when this happens? What happens? What is the exact error messages.

Also, please state if you are using XP with SP2 or without, and what anti-malware programs you are using, eg which firewall, and wha anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-adware programs.


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Error Messages ".....needs to close".
by davehogan / April 5, 2005 2:20 AM PDT

OK Mark, I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP2, 512 Mbs RAM, 1 Ghz AMD Athlon Processor and 120 Gbs Hard Drive. I use etrust EZ Antivirus and Firewall, Ad-Aware and SpyBot. The error message appears at any time, headed with the application that I'm working on. Like, Windows Media Player Application. This is followed by the message: "Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry etc... I then usually click "Send error report" and carry on working with the appn. "System Restore" is different. After I click on "Send error report" or " Don't send", the application closes and I can't use it. I would like to get rid of this problem altogether, but, naturally, it's "System Restore" that I'm most concerned about because I can't use it.

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Re: Error Messages ".....needs to close".
by Tufenuf / April 5, 2005 3:21 AM PDT

Dave, Go to the link below and under the letter "S" scroll down to "System Restore" where you'll find links for System Restore problems. Hopefully one of the links will have a solution for your problem.


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Error Messages ".....needs to close".
by davehogan / April 5, 2005 7:20 AM PDT

No luck, Tufenuf. Thanks anyway.

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