Role of Windows® Error Reporting
What is the role of Windows Error Reporting?
The main role of Windows Error Reporting is to report problems to Microsoft regarding what occurred on the computer so that Microsoft will provide you solutions for the problem. If other users have already reported the same problem, you will be sent a link to a webpage that contains information regarding the problem and solution, if any. By default, this error reporting feature will be in 'Enabled' mode on your system and when any problem occurs, the system will automatically prompt you to send an error message to Microsoft. If you click 'Send Error Report' option then the problem will be sent to Microsoft. To send this error message and to receive the link, you need to be connected to the Internet.
Information on tips to configure and use Windows Error Reporting:
- Configuring Windows Error Reporting
- Using Windows Error Reporting
- Things to be kept in mind
Configuring Windows Error Reporting
There are many options of Windows Error Reporting and you can configure them as per your needs. If you want to be informed of the error, but do not want to be prompted to send a report, then in such case you need to select 'But notify me when critical errors occur' option. If you want Windows to report errors only on particular programs, then in 'Choose Programs' option, click on 'All programs in this file' option and then click on the programs that you do want to include. If you want to add any particular programs then click on 'Add' option and type name of the program.
Using Windows Error Reporting
In Start menu, right-click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties' option. In the corresponding window select ‘Advanced' and then click on ‘Error Reporting’. Hence, you can start using this error reporting feature and utilize this option to solve problems on your computer. By accepting the prompt for sending an error report and by going through link that contains a solution for the problem, you can make your system free from software problems.
Windows Error Reporting helps to solve problems on your system. But you need to be sure that the link you receive in reply to your report is genuine. The link sent via Microsoft will be genuine, but sometimes the link sent by users having the same problem may have viruses attached, so your system may be attacked by malware. Hence, you need to be careful while accepting the link.
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