So I go to remote into my machine via RDP tonight and up comes a black screen and the popup error:
Hrmm so I click OK and now all I have is a black screen. Gahhhh. I actually had some serious work to do from home tonight.
A quick search shows that this is no isolated to me…
If you bring up task manager via CTRL SHIFT ESC you get this:
So – I did some research on it and it appears to be a known issue – perhaps fixed in the Svc Pack or sooner if a customer complains ( hint hint ) . Apparently winlogon gets a bit confused and insists on showing me the secure desktop screen.
Luckily I had some text docs unsaved and it gave me a chance to abort the logoff as well.
FYI I also saw this in the evt logs:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 3/12/2007 9:46:25 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application atbroker.exe, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549aed5, faulting module USER32.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549bdc9, exception code 0xc0000142, fault offset 0x00008fc7, process id 0x1aac, application start time 0x01c7652a8be56c87.
So I went to look for a .dmp file but can’t seem to find drwtsn32.exe anymore — ahhh its been replaced
says ” Dr. Watson, the system failure or “crash” analysis tool, has been replaced in this version of Windows with Problem Reports and Solutions. “
Hrmm, well I’d still like to see a dmp file. Anyone know how I can configure it to create a full one like I used to do in XP?
It looks like it saves some dmps under C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\Report – but I dont see one for this crash.
I can also see that there is a drwatson.exe – but I have yet to determine its purpose in life. When I launch it, it simply says “no faults detected”. If someone can shed some light on that as well, I’d be grateful 🙂