DrVista (DrWatson on Vista)
This article gives instructions for installing the DrVista utilty on Windows Vista in order to produce DrWatson reports when a program crashes. DrWatson reports provide diagnostic tools for Windows 98 and prior versions of Windows, and even though Microsoft no longer supplies them with Vista, they can still be useful to developers for diagnosing software problems.
Note: this utilty replaces the default diagnostic reporting produced by Vista. If you are installing DrVista specifically to provide information for 1stWorks Corporation Support, you may want to uninstal DrVista once the problem is diagnosed and resolved.
To install DrVista (Dr. Watson on Vista) and set it to be your default diagnostic report tool, click the link below. It installs Dr. Watson on your Vista computer. Use as requested by 1stWorks Support.
DrVista Diagnostic Tool
To uninstall DrVista, click Windows Start, then All Programs, then 1stWorks Corporation, then DrWatson, then Uninstall Dr. Watson, then Automatic, then OK.
This restores your previous diagnostic reporting tool as the default.
Configure DrWatson Reports
To configure DrWatson as the 1stWorks engineers prefer:
1. Click Windows Start, then All Programs, then 1stWorks Corporation, then DrWatson, then Dr. Watson. This opens the Dr. Watson for Windows window.
2. Change the settings to match those in the table below, and click OK.:
The Dr. Watson Reports
When an application crashes, you see a Windows message such as this: application program has caused a problem and needs to close. If you are prompted to accept or send an error report, check Yes or OK. Usually -- but not always -- a Dr. Watson log is generated.
Please send the report to us: