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#248936 - Sat Nov 13 2004 09:28 AM What is Dw15?
root17 Offline
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I have occasionally gotten an error message that Dw15 has screwed up and needs to shut down, but everything else seems to work OK (except I usually can't get rid of the error message itself except by shutting down and restarting). What is Dw15?
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#248937 - Sun Nov 14 2004 01:17 AM Re: What is Dw15?
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Dw15 has screwed up and needs to shut down



Hmm ...Unusual terminology for a Microsoft error message.

Dw.exe or Dw15.exe is to do with reporting errors back to Microsoft. The message might be related either to IE or Windows Media Player. Do a system search for Dw15, see where it is located and post back with what you find.

It should be possible to disable the error reporting tool but you have to wonder why the error message is being generated. I notice Dw.exe (although not Dw.exe15) is mentioned a bit by those who use Kazaa. Do you have, or have you had, this installed?

As always, do a precautionary scan for spyware and viruses.
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#248938 - Sun Nov 14 2004 08:14 AM Re: What is Dw15?
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Thanks, Tellywellies. DW15.EXE is in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer. The "screwed up" was my language, not theirs (I think they said something like "encountered an error and needs to close").

I'm still not clear why I couldn't get rid of the message itself after closing down IE (tried the "X," right clicking the icon on the task bar and then "Delete," and Cntrl-Alt-Del.


Edited by root17 (Sun Nov 14 2004 08:27 AM)
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#248939 - Sun Nov 14 2004 09:01 AM Re: What is Dw15?
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Try this:

Go into the Control Panel.

Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

Have you got an entry there called, 'Internet Explorer Error Reporting'?

If so, click 'Add/Remove' and remove it.

If you haven't got that entry, go to the DW15.EXE file in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer, right-click on it and choose 'Rename'. Rename it to DW.EX This will stop it working. If no ill-effects are apparent just leave it at that.

This is more of a 'workaround' than a cure. There could be a reason for the message popping up but just see how things go.
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