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Microsoft Errors Reporting Removal W98SE?

by pfeffer3 / March 28, 2004 8:39 PM PST

Supposedly, the following process will remove Microsoft's Error Reporting from WXP, but it will not work for W98SE.

What is process for W98SE?

1. Right-click My Computer on the desktop if using the classic Windows start menu (otherwise, right-click My Computer on the start menu).
2. Click Properties
3. In System Properties, go to the Advanced tab.
4. Click Error Reporting.
5. Click Disable error reporting.
6. It's optional whether you want to be informed of critical Windows errors.
7. Click Ok > "Ok out of system properties," and this should disable the error reporting.

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Re:Microsoft Errors Reporting Removal W98SE?
by Kees Bakker / March 28, 2004 9:55 PM PST

Because there is no Error Reporting in Windows 98, there is no way to remove it either. No problem, is it?


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Re:Microsoft Errors Reporting Removal W98SE?
by Cursorcowboy / March 28, 2004 9:56 PM PST

The article [Q276550] explains that the Internet Explorer Error Reporting (IERT) tool is included with all versions of Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and 6 and not only explains how to disable it, but also how to edit the system registry when normal procedures for disabling does not work.

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Re:Microsoft Errors Reporting Removal W98SE?
by Bob__B / March 28, 2004 10:12 PM PST

I was not aware that w98 had an auto error reporting feature.

A quick look around on this machine does not seem to show it.

I did find a manual method, which I have never used, called Windows Report Tool.

Then there is the DR Watson thing which is another item I have never used.

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Re:Re:Microsoft Errors Reporting Removal W98SE?
by CharleyO / March 29, 2004 8:37 AM PST

It may depend on how updated the version of W98SE is. I have every update for this up till the first of this month. Error reporting is in my version of W98SE and I use it. This has helped me on several occations as MS had suggestions as to what was causing the problem(s).

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