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Dr.Watson Postmortem Debugger has Encountered a Problem and Need to Close

Yesterday night while working on my computer I saw the error message "Dr.Watson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a Problem and need to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." My computer froze when I pressed 'don't send report' button. Since I couldn't work anymore, I restarted it but again the same Dr Watson Postmortem Debugger came up with a sorry message. I was unable to do anything on the desktop PC and I started browse on my Laptop. First thing I did was a search using the error message and found many people were facing the same issue. There are different opinions about the error message varies from system error to possible malware attack. While surfing more, I found it was not a malware but a built in Windows debugger program. Microsoft is using Dr Watson Postmortem Debugger to collect error reports from devices which use their Operating systems.

How to Fix Dr.Watson Postmortem Debugger Error Message
As I expected, it is not an essential tool fo…

Communication between two APIPA computers without DHCP Server

On the last Saturday Me and my friend are trying to connect two computers directly using a USB cable and start communication between these two computers without the help of any external DHCP server. As I mentioned in my previous post we cannot use ordinary USB cable to connect two computers directly. It may burn the USB port.

[ To know more about it please follow the link below. ]

In this project we avoid using router or any other DHCP servers. As we are not using the Ethernet adapters we cannot set any static IP address. So without the presence of external DHCP server and static IP address our both computers will get APIPA from Windows Operating System.

[ To know more about APIPA please click on the link below. ]

So the IP address our computers got was 169.254.X.X range. Fortunately the IP address gained by our computers were in t…

When to Charge Laptop Battery & Increase Battery life and Efficiency

When it comes to laptop battery charging, there are different opinions about the right way and time to do it. This tutorial explains how to manage a laptop battery with right time to recharge and steps to keep remaining charge more efficiently. Lithium based battery is used for laptops and it is better wait till its charge comes between 20% to 10% to plug it back to power. Most of the experts recommend, never let the battery charge drops below 10% before connecting it back to power supply. In addition to the level of power left, temperature has a major role in the efficiency of  lithium battery.

The better ways to Charge Laptop Battery
Now a days we are using lithium-ion batteries for Laptops and they are having a rapid-charging option. It is important to note that when we start using the Laptop for the first time, it is advised to charge it for a long time (attain 100%). To know the exact time period, better refer the Laptop user manual. Never operate your Laptop at higher as well a…

Can I connect two Computers using USB cable

There are so many methods to connect two different computers and share data between them. Ethernet cables and wireless (IEE802.11 standards) are the most popular modes to connect two devices. However, you can use USB (Universal Serial Bus) cable to connect two computers and use the same connection to share files between them. Though, for this you must use a special type of cable called Bridged USB cable. If you use normal USB cord to connect two computers, it may damage the ports. This guide explains the difference between bridged and normal USB cables.

Connecting Two PCs Using Bridged USB Cable

The type of Universal Serial Bus cable which is used to connect two computers directly is called Bridged USB cable. It is available in two different standards. They are USB 1.1 and 2.0. The difference of standard is based on the speed of data transfer. In 1.1 version, the data transfer speed is 12 Mbps and that in version 2.0 is 480 Mbps. It is very important to note that no other Universal S…

How to change system date and time in Ubuntu Linux

This week end was very interesting for me as me and my friends established a Local Area Network in their home. They have total six computers and two of them is running on Ubuntu Linux. After establishing the Local Area Network we implemented one propitiatory real time simulation software on this LAN by installing the software on all this computers. But the software works fine with the integrated data of from 5 computers and one computer is not connecting to it or connection rejects. So the techie in our mind got up and we start troubleshoot the issue.

At first we thought the issue is with the compatibility issue of Ubuntu and the software. But the first Ubuntu computer is working fine with the software and in careful analysis it is found that that computer is functioning more efficiently than other Windows based computers. So it is not the issue with Ubuntu. Then we confused what is the actual cause of the issue. Then I just checked the connection manager of the software and the er…