windows debugger turn off


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Win xp pro sp2 - anytime my user wants to print something from Windows, a
"do you wish to debug" screen appears. started after the last round of
windows updates were pushed down to the PC. Anybody know how to turn this
off? Thanks
 
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Wesley Vogel

Open Internet Explorer | Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
CHECK: Disable script debugging | UNCheck: Display a notification
about every script error | Click Apply | Click OK

On XPSP2 also check: Disable script debugging other

Disable script debugging
[Specifies whether you want to turn off your script debugger, if one is
installed. Script debuggers are used by Web site developers to test programs
and scripts on their Web pages.]

Display a notification about every script error
[Specifies whether to display the actual script errors when a page does not
appear properly due to problems with its scripting. This feature is off by
default, but is useful to developers when testing Web pages.]

NOTE: Running the Detect and Repair feature within Office causes Mdm.exe to
be re-registered on the system.

[[The Machine Debug Manager runs as a service and is loaded when your
computer starts. If you do not use your computer for debugging purposes, you
can safely turn off the Machine Debug Manager.]]

How to turn off Machine Debug Manager in Office XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321410

[[Filename: mdm.exe
Program Title: Machine Debug Manager
Comments: Used by developers for debugging. Those who have encountered it
have unchecked it with no degradation in performance. May cause your
computer to "hang" if you have MS Visual Studio
installed and this disabled because it appears to take over error handling -
hence the U recommendatioon. Can also be listed as MDM7. ]]
http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/detail.php?id=1515

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Alec S.

ohdharleyboy said:
Win xp pro sp2 - anytime my user wants to print something from Windows, a
"do you wish to debug" screen appears. started after the last round of
windows updates were pushed down to the PC. Anybody know how to turn this
off? Thanks



Could you take a screenshot of the prompt to identify which one it is? There are quite a few debuggers.

I'm not sure if this is the one you are encountering but the main debugger for the system can be disabled by opening Regedit and
going to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug

Then rename AeDebug to something else say, AeDebug_ or AeDebug- or AeDebug1.

That will effectively disable the system debugger.


HTH
 
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Wesley Vogel

A Do you wish to debug? usually happens with a script error of some sort.

http://support.microsoft.com/search...20&ast=1&ast=2&ast=3&ast=4&ast=7&mode=a&adv=1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug

is for program errors, not script errors.

Setting up Dr. Watson
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/drwatson_setup.mspx

How to disable Dr. Watson for Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188296

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Alec S.

Wesley Vogel said:
A Do you wish to debug? usually happens with a script error of some sort.
AeDebug is for program errors, not script errors.

Actually, the handler installed by VS.NET also asks if you want to attach a debugger. That's why I asked for a screenshot, so that
we can determine which it is.

Renaming the AeDebug key is just easier. That way you don't have to mess with what it contains whether it's DrWatson, VS.NET,
Borland, or something else. To disable it, just rename it to something else, to enable it rename it back. It's easier and safer
for novices than altering the registry (technically, importing one of two .REG files would be easier.)
 
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Wesley Vogel

You may be correct.

But the OP is using Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000 and may never be back.

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