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I just got a delayed write failed error in a balloon notification. I did not have time to read which file was concerned and now I am digging through event viewer with no luck so far. So are those balloons logged someplace and if yes where ?

Windows 7 Pro x64


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Managed to locate it. It is under Windows Logs > System and you have to filter for Event ID 26.

Using find will return no results in a genuine windows good-for-nothing style :

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+1 "Using find will return no results in a genuine windows good-for-nothing style" – Moab Nov 2 '12 at 16:37

I don't think there is. The balloon is just a notification box and can be used by many software programs and as such it doesn't have it's own log.

Maybe event viewer will shed some light on your issue.

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Please read question carefully – Mr_and_Mrs_D Nov 2 '12 at 15:19
It should be in the Event Log. Especially if it was a Delayed Write Failure, since there's a specific event for that: "Event 50, NTFS: {Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file . The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere." – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 2 '12 at 15:23

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