In windows XP, if a program malfunctions due to some reason, then the “Send Error Report” dialog is shown. It looks similar to the following dialog,
If you send this error report to Microsoft, then they analyze this report to find out if this error occurred due to some bug in the operating system. If some bug is found then a patch is created for that particular version of OS. Thus, sending the error report is actually a good thing.
Still, it is sometimes really annoying to see that dialog. Here I show you two ways in which you can get rid of “Send Error report” in Windows XP.
Go to, Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Error reporting and select Error Reporting. A new dialog box will be shown.
Select Disable error reporting in this dialog and press OK and once again, OK.
That’s it. Now the “Send Error Report” dialog will never appear.
This method involves registry editing. Actually the above method does the same thing through the wizards and dialogs. But you can manually do this by this method.
- Go to, Start>Run, write regedit and press enter.
- Navigate to the registry key,
and create, if it doesn’t exist already, a DWORD value DoReport and set its value to 0. If it already exists then just set its value to 0.