KB976576, Dr. Watson, computer locks up?
OK, so I'm trying to create new directories or shortcuts in my start directory in WinXP SP3 and I keep getting this IE error and Dr. Watson and then my computer locks up. It seems Dr. Watson is part of MS NET Framework 2.0 SP2, so I started uninstalling the updates and then I was going to get rid of SP2 and the last update won't install and gives me a fatal error. Anyone know any other ways of uninstalling KB976576 or possibly just the Dr. Watson component of NET framework 2.0 SP2?
EDIT: it's now happening with opening directory folders and files either in explorer or in directory structure........I get IE error, then Dr. Watson, then the computer just spins until I reboot. It happened after sort of installing FileZilla, so I got rid of it on C: drive as well as CrossLoop (another recently installed program) and I'm now in this thread again. Any ideas? Should I run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and AntiVir scan? Should I run these?
EDIT AGAIN: ran MWB, SASW and AntiVir with no significant results. Also did the regsvr /u shmeldir.dll(?) thing and reinstall (didn't work either). Finally, disabled DEP for explorer and it seems to have at least stemmed the problem for now. So, any ideas how to get rid of the Dr. Watson thing anyway?
Last edited by SkaarjMaster; 09-26-2012 at 04:08 PM.
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