[windows2000] Re: Dr Watson crisis

  • From: "Nick Smith" <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 15:17:21 -0000

Thanks, I found Process Explorer from sysinternals, which showed what
the culprit is, and enabled me to kill that.

<Sigh of relief.


Nick Smith,

Managing Director,


Tel: 020 7819 0090




From: Mark Cook [mailto:mc@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 04 November 2004 15:22
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Dr Watson crisis


Try superkil.exe from thethin.net download page, that 'should' work but
the question is - what's causing them so you can resolve it !?



-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Smith [mailto:nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 04 November 2004 15:05
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Dr Watson crisis


I have a server that has intermittently ground to a halt - usually in
the evenings, when the first I hear is that it is dead. What we think is
the same problem ahs now occurred again. Not sure what the initial
problem is, but in my task manager processes, I now have about 30
drwtsn32.exe processes running. They each only take up about 40k and
negligible (<1%) processing power each; but there are 30 of them. I have
now switched off Dr Watson. No log files seem to be generated in any


Anyone got any ideas how to kill these processes (The normal end process
does not work)?


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