Error message after boot up !

  yozzer1 19:26 20 Apr 2003

After I boot up I get the following error message
Dw has caused an error in DW.EXE.
Dw will now close.
I'm running on windows ME,appreciate any help.

  spikeychris 19:31 20 Apr 2003

The best way to eliminate this start-up error is to prevent this program from automatically starting. Click on Start, Run and type MSCONFIG, click on the Startup tab and you should see that program listed. Just remove the tick and it will not start.

Ironically, DW.exe is a feedback tool that Microsoft uses to analyse and develop fixes for crashes on users' computers. DW.exe is included with Office XP.


  MAJ 19:32 20 Apr 2003

DW is spyware, run Adaware click here to get rid of it.

  MAJ 19:36 20 Apr 2003

But checkout Start > Run, type msconfig, hit OK and go to the Startup tab, there's probably an entry for it in there. Untick that entry to stop it trying to start at bootup.

  MAJ 19:41 20 Apr 2003

Hmmmmm didn't know about that MS file, spikeychris, imagine naming an MS file the same as a bit of spyware.

PS, must speed up me typing.

  spikeychris 19:50 20 Apr 2003

neither did I, just copied and pasted it..


  yozzer1 20:11 20 Apr 2003

thanks spikeychris and MAJ, had already run ad-aware - made no difference !will now try msconfig

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