Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Send Windows Report

  1. #1

    Default Send Windows Report

    Well as you know with software they can tend to crash. When they do you will get a message poping ujp (in Window XP possibly 2000) asking you to send a report to Microsoft.

    I'm just wondering what the actual point of this is. Like if Adobe Photoshop crashs and then sends an error report to Microsoft there's nothing they can do to fix it, is there? :unsure:


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006


    Well, depending on how you have error reporting config'd on your system, a FULL dump give microsoft the infromation that they need, a small dump is trash and dosent give them anything to really work with.

    The dump tells MS what was loaded into the system and what caused the crash.
    this info helps MS change or make a update so that the system dont crash anymore, OR, MS send the details of the crash to the company who caused the fault and they fix it with a patch.

    OK the important thing is to stop the crashes.
    A few things that you need to do:
    Check the motherboard's website for BIOS updates.
    Check MS site for updates.
    CHeck you have the latest codecs
    Check you have updated ALL the drivers on you system for all the hardware - this is a bit tricky as some have to be done before others. and some have to be uninstalled before you update.

    Check your system for faults.
    Test your harddrive (check manurfactures website)
    Test your CPU and RAM (memtest, Crystalmark)
    Check the system temps, often this is the cause of crashing.

    Another issue is the registry, this happens on PC's that are old (1 year +) or on a system that has had lots of software installed and /or removed
    Need Pro Computer advice?

Similar Threads

  1. Premiere 6.02 and Windows XP
    By knot2sure in forum Adobe Premiere, Premiere Elements, and After Effects
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-30-2006, 07:15 PM
  2. Inside Report
    By seymore in forum User Videos
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-02-2005, 09:13 AM
  3. windows xp 64-bit
    By tikki in forum General video editing software help and advice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-25-2005, 02:27 AM
  4. Windows 2000 Pro vs. Windows XP Pro
    By RobertSB in forum General video editing software help and advice
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-31-2004, 01:23 AM
  5. Windows Moviemaker2
    By minuteman in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-02-2004, 07:27 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts