who knows this????

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brintonwhite, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. brintonwhite

    brintonwhite Guest

    Sometimes when I have a program that crashes (say for example windows media player) and i get the dialogue box that asks if I want to report the problem to microsoft - if I say send, Am I supposed to get a reply to this or what?

    What does it mean?

    Thank you
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    I get rid of it>

    Disabling Error Reporting

    By default, WindowsXP will request to report application errors to Microsoft.
    To turn this off:
    1. Right click on the My Computer icon on the desktop
    2. Select Properties / Advanced
    3. Click on the Error Reporting tab
    4. Check Disable error reporting
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

    London, UK
    You wont get a reply (that would be nice tho!)...i think all that happens is that your report is added to a large database and collated. When a problem becomes widespread (ie lots of the same reports being sent to MS) they will go about fixing it....releasing a patch.
  4. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

    some programs (if supported) well ask you if you want to send in an error report to the maker of the program and sometimes some 3rd party Co. doesn't add this in here so it'll either be send to Microsoft or you just won't get the error box at all... what it does (in your example) is send techanal information about how it crashed and stuff and it sends to the people of made that software (which in your case, it'll be sent to M$ so they could fix the bug if everyone is crashing at that same point as you)... and no, you don't get a reply back.
  5. OldasDirt

    OldasDirt Guest

    ...this, of course, assumes that someone at Microsoft is paying attention...
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    It's like letters to Santa. They get to the Post Office... then they disapear. :p
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    I got a response from ms when I first installed xp.

    the response was as I remember worthless.

    something to the affect of "the program crashed"...no kidding...right along those lines...I should have kept the email.

    that's when I dissabled errror reporting
  8. jkipk

    jkipk OSNN Addict

    I like that....

    Microsoft has detected an error and must close. Would you like to send a letter to Santa?

  9. they put that in originally for the beta testers to report bug automaticly as they were doing it like they should. part of the reason xp was the best of all the windows so far out of the box.....:happy:
  10. brintonwhite

    brintonwhite Guest


    I've disabled it now.

    Thanks for the replies