drwtsn32.exe Problems. Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Darlington30, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Darlington30

    Darlington30 OSNN One Post Wonder

    I've been having this problem for several weeks now, and it's becoming really annoying.
    Whenever I start up windows, I get an error message about "drwtsn32.exe". In order to continue, I have to Ctrl+Alt Delete in order to remove drwtson32.exe. Then everything becomes fine except when I try to access one of my folders on the desktop, then the same thing happens all over again!
    I've tried to disable the Dr. Watson program, but when I did that, virtually the same thing happened as before except I now get this message:
    ----The instruction at "0x01e2f065" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written".----

    What is going on here?! I really don't want to reformat my computer. Is there a way I can get rid of all this?
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    There is some recent spyware that was causing Dr. Watson errors. Have you scaned for spyware and viruses, and have you installed all windows updates?
  3. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

    Sioux Falls, SD
    I posted something similar to this a while back. Here is a link to the thread.


    Here is the most important section:

    "I also found this tidbit, I imagine you are on SP2:

    From http://board.iexbeta.com/lofiversio...php/t50182.html

    I was browsing for a fix for the DIVX 5.2 problem and came across this. It seems to work, I was getting the error every day until I did this, now it's gone

    Right click MY COMPUTER select
    Properties - Advanced - Start Up & Recovery Settings & Edit under the system start up section
    This will open the Boot.ini file in notepad (or your default editor)
    Under [operating systems] replace the parameter /NoExecute=xxxxx with /Execute and then save & reboot
    That should do the trick. It's an SP2 issue with DIVX 5.2"

    Credit to MasterShakes for the excellent info.
  4. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Happy Valley
    I had this same problem, my case is that windows explore wouldn't even open. I got it after installing a program. I can't remember which one though . Anyhow, I had to use system restore to go back a couple of days to fix it ..