7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2006 1:48 AM by Jetsetter58
pixie girl Level 1 Level 1
Microsoft Error Reporting appears in the menu bar at the top of my computer each time I start up. It started around the time I enabled auto recovery. I have reinstalledr all of my microsoft mac software and disabled the auto recovery. How can I fix it?

Regards
Pixie girl

ibook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
Reply by keiko.orca on Mar 1, 2006 1:57 PM Helpful
Error Reporting is simply Windows letting you know that it is having a problem with a program, or a program's compatibility with your hardware. What you can do (as a minor fix) is to disable the System Restore, and do a Windows update. (www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com, and tell it to scan your computer.) Also, you will need to go to your PC manufacturer's support website (i.e. www.gateway.com/support) and download all driver updates and install them. Do you have a/n current, updated antivirus program on your PC? If not, you will need to buy one (Do NOT buy anything from Symantec/Norton... it's a lousy program.) If you need a free antivirus, you can download AVG antivirus (www.free.grisoft.com/doc/1)

As a last resort, ( and a bit extreme) you may have to format and reinstall your hard disk, but from what I see it hasn't gotten that far yet.

Hope this helps.

Gateway 800 Performance PC   Windows XP   MS Windows 9x/2K/ME/XP, Mac OS 7, 8, X, Linux Debian & Gnome
Reply by Kyriakos Papadakis on Mar 2, 2006 1:36 AM Helpful
All the information available should normally be found at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/.Certainly, Windows has nothing to do with it.Generally, upgrading to 10.4.5 and keeping up with the Updates helps in keeping things running smoothly...

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  • aurelie Level 1 Level 1
    What kind of microsoft softwares do you have installed ?
    Did you try to reinstall this software ?
  • pixie girl Level 1 Level 1
    What kind of microsoft softwares do you have
    installed ?
    Did you try to reinstall this software ?


    I have the Microsoft Mac student and teacher edition. Currently I have Excel, Power Point and Word.

    I tried a reinstall and the 'Microsoeft error reporting' message still appears. I am unable to find out just what the error is that the message is reporting.
  • keiko.orca Level 1 Level 1
    Error Reporting is simply Windows letting you know that it is having a problem with a program, or a program's compatibility with your hardware. What you can do (as a minor fix) is to disable the System Restore, and do a Windows update. (www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com, and tell it to scan your computer.) Also, you will need to go to your PC manufacturer's support website (i.e. www.gateway.com/support) and download all driver updates and install them. Do you have a/n current, updated antivirus program on your PC? If not, you will need to buy one (Do NOT buy anything from Symantec/Norton... it's a lousy program.) If you need a free antivirus, you can download AVG antivirus (www.free.grisoft.com/doc/1)

    As a last resort, ( and a bit extreme) you may have to format and reinstall your hard disk, but from what I see it hasn't gotten that far yet.

    Hope this helps.

    Gateway 800 Performance PC   Windows XP   MS Windows 9x/2K/ME/XP, Mac OS 7, 8, X, Linux Debian & Gnome
  • pixie girl Level 1 Level 1
    Microsoft office for Mac 2004 - what is the latest version? I've been to he Microsoft site and I don't underistand what the latest version is?

    Will the Microsoft error reporting effect the microsoft program performance on my ibook.

    Many thanks
  • Kyriakos Papadakis Level 4 Level 4
    All the information available should normally be found at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/.Certainly, Windows has nothing to do with it.Generally, upgrading to 10.4.5 and keeping up with the Updates helps in keeping things running smoothly...
  • Kyriakos Papadakis Level 4 Level 4
    Sorry, it appears the word stuck to the link.Mactopia is at: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/
  • Jetsetter58 Level 1 Level 1
    Unfortunately for me all my problems began after upgrading to 10.4.5 and keeping up with the Updates. I wish I had kept it at 10.3.9 where things ran beautifully, I've found that I can live without widgets, if I could only get my powerbook back to its old self. I will try the site below that you provided... hopefully, I will find some answers there.