DWWIN.EXE - System Error

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  1. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Have you ever received this error message? Apparently, it’s a program designed by Microsoft but it can also be malware or a virus, that uses this same extension to go “undetected.”

    I’m thinking it’s a virus because I can’t use MS Word at all right now, without the error box popping up. Any thoughts?
     
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  3. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    google dwwin.exe You should be able to get help fixing it.
     
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  5. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I did - wondering if anyone has any thoughts to it besides buying a program to install. (the advice online from my google search)
     
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  7. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    are you behind a firewall ?
    it is trying to send your private information to some third party voyeur
    maybe it is conflicting with your firewall

    originally
    back in thar good ol days
    Dr Watson Application Program Debugger by Microsoft Corporation
    was independent
    now its(probably) simply written by any 2 bit hack that can do the cheapest job
    it is attached to windows as an all in one

    they own your operating system
    they own your word processor program
    it should be talking to both of them as a error checking tool

    it is not uncommon for the Dr Watson program to freeze and lock the system up.

    most likely is a system error possibly in version updates
    or word or your os has hit a bad sector

    the other option being possibly a trojan(hack tool which is poorly written) which windows and or your anti virus has frozen but cant isolate

    back up allyour documents to removable HDD
    removae it
    then try un installing word & then re-installing it
    then update it

    if that doesnt work then do the same with your laptop operating system
    but make a back up image first

    have you installed a new tool bar to word recently ?
    maybe downloaded a new font from somewhere ?
    that might be the issue
    if so
    un install it
    then as a precaution un install word then re-install word just to have a clean print of Dr watson and its required system attachments and debugging


    keep in mind if your behind a business id expect to start to get hit quite hard in the coming months
    its going to be a bit messy out there with the whole global thing going on
    all the poor ol IT Techs are going to be earning their money for the next year thats for sure

    fyi
    i found a very widely downloaded youtube downloader program that has some typeof nasty stuff in it
    hundreds of thousands of people have downloaded it
    im not sure what it is because i cant code
    but after trial and error i found that was crashing my system
    who wrote it and who has access to back door it i dont know
     
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  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You don't need to buy that program that you are referring to. I've had some problems with my computer. I replaced the keyboard which may have been the problem but I also installed that program.

    You can download it for free. After it runs and finds everything to optimize it asks you to activate it. When you press the "activate" button it goes to a website and shows several prices. One is $14 for 3 months. I didn't do any of that. At the bottom it says says that if you want to activate manually (for free) press that button and it gives you an activation code. Cut and paste that in the program and you are good to go.
     
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  9. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    wegs,
    is this on your personal computer or your work computer?
    If it is your work 'puter, contact IT.
    If it is your personal computer running windows 10, try this : Go to Settings / Apps - look for microsoft Office - select Modify - Repair
    Let me know results...
     
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  10. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    unless you are running open office with all sorts of weird attachments and tool bars and a pirated copy of windows
    in which case back up your hard drive urgently
    LoL !
     
  11. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks, everyone - it’s my work laptop, dmoe - I’m working from home and will try your suggestions tomorrow. Too lazy to fetch my laptop in my home office lol
     
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  12. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Update - the program needs to be repaired so my firm’s IT Dept is working on it now. In sharing my screen, looks like it’s a matter of going under control panel and searching for the repair function, but it’s a bit more in depth.
     
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    Actually, ended up having to uninstall and reinstall MS Office and I’m grateful this happened. Now, everything is running faster and no further “not responding” messages. Things happen for reasons.

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  14. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It's God's will

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  15. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Never know.

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  16. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Haha...no, you never will.

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  17. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    ms office has its own repair tools
    but the windows operating system will have a better more complete set
    some ms office repair tools will be dead ended by some errors

    ur fresh install should have all the new updates and patches with it in one
    rather than a car boot sale of add ons which it probably collected on top of your other issues over the last year or so
     

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