Error Reporting to Microsoft
a program crashes, an error-reporting window pops up, prompting you to send an
error report to Microsoft. This can be quite annoying, especially if you have a
particularly recalcitrant application. Turning this feature off can really save
time – and lets face facts: you don't really want to help Microsoft debug XP
now do you?
can disable this feature or have it appear on a program-by-program basis. To
disable error reporting:
Performance and Maintenance from Control Panel.
- Choose System
and click on the Advanced tab.
- Click on the
Error Reporting button.. The Error Reporting dialog box will appear, shown
in Figure 1.
- Click on
Disable Error Reporting to turn off the warning. If you'd like Error
Reporting disabled, but want to be informed of dangerous system events,
check the box next to But notify me when critical errors occur.
To decide on a
program-by-program basis whether to use error reporting:
can also exclude specific programs from error reporting. Under the Do not report
errors for these programs setting, click on Add, and then when the program
appears, make sure its box is checked
- From the Error
reporting dialog box, choose the Enable Reporting radio button, and click on
Choose Programs. The Choose Programs dialog box appears.
- Click on All
Programs in this list, and then check boxes next to those programs for which
you want error reporting, and uncheck those boxes for which you don't want
error reporting. By default, the only choices you have are Programs from
Microsoft, or Windows components. To add more choices to the list, click on
Add, and then browse to the programs you want to add to the list.