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Microsoft KB Archive/173583

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Dr. Watson Error in Iexplore.exe When Quitting Internet Explorer

Article ID: 173583

Article Last Modified on 12/5/2003


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5

This article was previously published under Q173583


When you quit Internet Explorer after hosting an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file, you may receive the following Dr. Watson error message:

An application error has occurred and an application error log is being generated.


Please contact Adobe for information about resolving this issue.


Internet Explorer can host Adobe Acrobat PDF files using the Adobe Acrobat 3.0 Reader ActiveX control.

For more information about Internet Explorer and hosting issues, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172835 Dr. Watson Error Message After Closing Internet Explorer

162059 Opening Office Documents in Own Program from Internet Explorer

Additional query words: gpf general protection fault

Keywords: kberrmsg KB173583