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Amethyst is a program that collects information about Dans Network software when problems occur.
The collected information is organised in to the form of a 'report'.
This problem report can then optionally be send to the Dans Network server for analysis of the problem.

< Amethyst invoked by a fatal error.

System Requirements

OS: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP.
HDD: At least 5MB of free space.
Other: Internet connection required.

This program has not been tested with Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

Detailed Information

Important! installation requirement information
Installation instructions
Initial setup
Generating and sending a test error report
How to use Amethyst
What an error report contains
What is auto-scan?
How to test auto-scan


Original registry entry

Known Issues

Sending many reports in quick succession causes error 10048
Connection failure code '10061'
Connection failure code 'TMPE2'


The gem stone Amethyst is often considered the stone of wisdom and healing.
I believe this name is appropriate because of the way it collects data and helps to 'heal' future releases of programs.

Last modified 24/05/2013