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Subject: Windows XP
Category: Computers
Asked by: wilson3-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 22 Sep 2005 08:42 PDT
Expires: 22 Oct 2005 08:42 PDT
Question ID: 570975
On Windows XP how can I permanently get rid of MicroSoft's intrusive
'Send/Don't Send Program Error Message'?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Windows XP
From: rajeshinindia-ga on 22 Sep 2005 09:07 PDT
You could do that by setting in your registry

Open your registry and find or create the key below. 
Create or modify the DWORD values below and set them to "1" to enable
the setting or "0" to disable it.

DoReport - Enable error reporting 
ShowUI - Show user interface 
IncludeKernelFaults - Include kernel errors in the report 
IncludeMicrosoftApps - Include Microsoft applications in the report 
IncludeWindowsApps - Include Windows components in the report 
Restart Windows for the changes to take effect. 

Default would be the following
  (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)  
  DoReport REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)  
  IncludeKernelFaults REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)  
  IncludeMicrosoftApps REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)  
  IncludeWindowsApps REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)  
  ShowUI REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)  

Registry Settings 
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting]
Value Name: DoReport, ShowUI, IncludeKernelFaults,
IncludeMicrosoftApps, IncludeWindowsApps
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Set them to disabled (0) to disable error reporting.
Windows Error Reporting Settings (Windows XP) 
When an error occurs the Windows system may attempt to send debugging
information to Microsoft for analysis. These settings allow you to
control the operation of this feature.

For further info, visit



Set the value: Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
For further info, go to this link
Subject: Re: Windows XP
From: rajeshinindia-ga on 22 Sep 2005 09:08 PDT
I have copied the same info twice in the last lines. Please ignore them.
Subject: Re: Windows XP
From: kcherasaro-ga on 22 Sep 2005 12:14 PDT
Right Click My Computer (on the desktop) and choose Properties.  On
the System Properties dialog that is now displayed, click the Advanced
tab.  On the bottom of the dialog, click the "Error Reporting" button.
 Choose the radio button next to "Disable error reporting".  Click Ok
to accept.  Click Ok on the "System Properties" dialog box to close
Subject: Re: Windows XP
From: rajeshinindia-ga on 22 Sep 2005 20:24 PDT
I you follow as per the comments given by kcherasaro-ga, the DoReport
value would be 0. [disabled].
Subject: Re: Windows XP
From: hahahaahari-ga on 27 Sep 2005 03:26 PDT
 As it is recomended to modify anything in the registry, u can try this first.
 1. right click the "my computer" icon and click the "properties" option
 2. You will be having a "system properties" window, there click the "Advance" tab.
 3. In the "Advance" tab click the "error reporting" button and make a
check mark in "disable error reporting" and if necessary also make
acheck in the "but notify me when critical errors occur" and click pk
button and restart the comp once.

 You can stop the messaging by this process but i think its due to
some virus or spyware present in ur comp. if u remove it, it
permenantley removes the proble.
Subject: Stop Error Reporting Service
From: natidada_gr8-ga on 27 Sep 2005 03:31 PDT
Click Start-> Run and type services.msc
Disable "Error Reporting Service" and restart comp

U will never get that msg again
Subject: Re: Windows XP
From: bundi-ga on 10 Oct 2005 16:48 PDT
System properties. Then got tab advanced error reporting is at bottom.
Then simply disable it.
Subject: Re: Windows XP
From: cynthia-ga on 10 Oct 2005 17:06 PDT
The Microsoft XP web site has instructions as well:

Disable Error Reporting

..."You can get rid of the Windows XP error report messages if you
don't want to send another one in. Start the System Configuration

?  Click Start, and then click Run.
?  Type msconfig to open the System Configuration Utility.
?  Click the Services tab.
?  Clear the Error Reporting Service check box, and then click OK.
?  Hit Restart to reboot your system.

Your computer will now start without loading the error reporting service..."

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