The Event Log is a set of logs in a Windows system that are used by default by the Windows system, system component and many applications to record events.

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How to detect if I/O errors are because of HDD fail or other Hardware/Software issues?

On my current system I had a 2TB HDD from Segate, after 2 years Windows started to restart on boot, so I formatted and installed ubuntu. All worked great but after a while I would get I/O errors, ...
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Is there any eventlog entry that shows the startup programs execution

I am running a selfprogrammed program on startup, or atleast, that is what I want to do. Execution doesn't seem to take place, even the built in logging to textfile does not happen. The program is ...
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Is it possible to force users to change password periodically in Windows 8.1 Pro and how?

According to the one of the security requirements enforced upon our office, we must start to control / enforce passwords are changed every now and then. Is there a way to force users to change their ...
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Offline Windows Event ID Solution?

In my work i have many buildings with no internet , is there a program or an offline database for errors with event ID for Microsoft , so that will save my time for calling my assistants to search for ...
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Is there anyway to see when a Windows firewall rule was created/enabled using PowerShell v2 or CMD?

I have been poking around the interwebs but I cannot seem to find a definitive answer to this question. I am forced to work with PowerShell v2. I know that using the following command will give me a ...
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Where to check Windows service startup history

I suspect one of important services did not start properly on last Windows 7 restart. I have searched eventlogs but there is so many places to search. Is there some place in eventlogs where at least ...
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How can I determine who is connected to event log remotely?

Is there a way to figure out which user and/or which computer is remotely accessing my computer's Windows event log files? These accesses are locking applications on the local computer and thereby ...
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Windows 8 very slow boot time and warning with event ID 153

I have an Acer aspire 6920g notebook. I use this old laptop just for some basic tasks and testing. Currently it is dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu. When I turn it on the first time I log into Windows I ...
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Is there a log I can see the first time I unlock my machine every day?

I would like to, retrospectively, determine my arrival times at the office. Is there an event log somewhere that would record the PC being unlocked. For that matter, being started up? If I examine ...
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Equivalent of Event Log in Linux

Is there an equivalent to the Windows Event Log in Linux? When services crash or processes running in disconnected session explode, where's the problem logged to? More specifically, if a Java JVM app ...
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Did my computer unlock itself?

I woke up around noon to find my computer unlocked, despite having remembered locking it the previous night and not using it since. I checked the security log, and saw a "logon" event from 11:16 AM. ...
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Getting Microsoft Security Essentials to alert me when a threat has been found

Is there a way of getting Microsoft Security Essentials to alert me when a threat has been found? I recently went through the log tab of Windows Defender and found a number of threats in the ...
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Surface Pro (W8.1) shut down after WindowsUpdateClient events

My Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 shut down last night for no apparent reason. Between 9:32 PM and 9:36 PM the eventlog logged this (red) error: The machine-default permission settings do not ...
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Route Events Recorded in System Event Log to Custom Event Log

I have an instance of Windows Server 2008 running some specific services that support my application. There are events within the Windows Events System Log generated for my services but by other ...
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Some sort of bootlog or system info log in Windows 7

I was wondering if there is some sort of "Bootlog" file or anything similar in which I can (at least) see when the computer was booted. So at what date and time that happened. So basically I need a ...
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Is there a log file for RDP connections (with system-name)

Is there any possible way to know the system name of the system which has taken the system remotely? From the logs we are able to know the username (but these are generic login IDs) and the IP (but we ...
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Process Monitor capture filter (or scripting)

As you know, Microsoft distributes the Russinovich extremely powerful process monitor. It captures a lot of system events and has a filter to show only some of them. I want to record a rare fault at ...
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Windows Login Failure

I'm getting an error in the Event Viewer, which is also generating a lot of Logon Failure messages on our syslog server. Pretty much stuck on how to resolve. EventID: 536 Logon Type: 3 Reason: The ...
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Windows 7 OK button on Copy To dialog doesn't copy profile

So I am attempting to copy a User Profile to the default profile. I am using WinSpy++ to enable the disabled "Copy To" button - this process works on a stock laptop I have here. However, this does ...
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Windows Event Log SystemTime format

The follwing timestamp was created during an Windows Security Log TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2013-10-07T07:31:09.122037600Z In this timestamp I can't understand what 122037600Z part means? Do ...
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How to check history of a particular software start and close event on windows7

I have used event viewer to check system log in but how to check if I want to see if someone opened visual studio on system? I think its info should be in event viewer but I am not sure. I have ...
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Retrieving last Login and Logout time in windows

How do I get the last login and logout time of a Windows user using a VB script or command? Tried using C:\> net user username | findstr /B /C:"Last logon" but it says username could not be found. ...
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Name resolution DNS Client Event, DNS servers not responding, with internet disconnects

I have a really small network in my house, with only three computers. Recently I've experienced my computer disconnecting from the internet for 3-5 seconds, and it only happens two or three times a ...
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Log of installations in XP?

Does XP keep a log of application installations with version numbers of the installations? I would like to know when MSI based installations took place and what versions were installed.
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Figuring out which files where skipped during drag & drop

I just did a drag & drop on a windows system to move a large number of files. During this move there were a few errors involving corrupt files and other issues. Since I was doing this overnight I ...
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Error installing service, cant access/edit security log? [closed]

I'm trying to install a proprietary service on a client machine and I continue to run into the same issue I've checked all the user permissions even though I'm on an admin account. I also checked ...
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Does Windows log programs that have been run/called?

In Windows, is there a log that records what programs were run/called? While browsing the internet, viewing a static page with no ads, mouse clicks, keypresses, or miscellaneous ...
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What is the trailing “\D” in Windows Event Log disk error details?

Sometimes in the Windows Event Log you may see an error or warning about disk problems regarding something like: \Device\Harddisk0\D. Presumably, the Harddisk0 refers to the first physical drive as ...
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Is there a way to access a log of all recent activity that happened on my computer (MB Air)?

So I logged onto this unrestricted WiFi network, and I just want to be safe and make sure no one has been messing around on my computer. Anyone know a way to access a log of all recent activity on my ...
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Event ID: 7016 LitModeCtrl service has reported an invalid current state 32

I am getting all the time the below error in Windows Event Viewer. Throughout the web a lot of people get this error but there are no solutions to it. I was getting the error when i was using Windows ...
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Lenovo Power Dial Software causing Errors

I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Lenovo IdeaCentre K330. Recently i checked my Windows Event Viewer and i see that I have got a lot of the following error's: SideBySide Event ID: 33 ...
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Window 7 Event Log Freezing. How to Fix?

When you open the event log, it freeze for several seconds. and a prompt comes out say it's not responding. but if you ignore it and wait for several seconds, it will resume normal. And you will found ...
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Powershell script hogging CPU resources

My computer is a HP laptop running Windows 7 64-bit. A Google search looking for a solution to generate an event in the eventlog any time I switch from AC to battery or vice versa, landed me to: ...
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Windows 7 PC crashes / stops upon reboot

I have an Hewlett Packard (fairly basic) Windows 7 PC, that crashed (no blue screen, the screen simply went black with no response from any peripherals) and then once the machine is powered off and ...
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Log screensaver activity

I'd like to know if there's any way to see logs of the screensaver activity. Something like that: 02/02/2013 10:16:47 Screensaver started 02/02/2013 10:17:23 Screensaver stopped I'm running Win7 ...
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Windows Event Forwarding between two computer out of a domain

I've got two computers and I want to set up event forwarding between them. Source computer is out of a domain, another is in some Domain. I tried to configure source initiated event subscrption but it ...
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Why does my computer turn itself off?

I have an old laptop with Windows 7 system, and I want to use it as a home server. I put it under a desk, and control it via Remote Desktop Connection on a MacBook Pro. Both the laptop and the macbook ...
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How to empty Windows 8 event log

I know how to empty event log on windows XP, and then I have a script which cleans the numerous Windows 7 log categories. The windows 7 script looks like this: wevtutil.exe cl Analytic ...
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Unique Identifier of an individual event in the system log?

I searched for a specific Event ID (6008 Unexpected Shutdown) in the Windows 7 Event Viewer, but now I want to see the events in the log that led up to that event, so how can I search for that ...
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How to find the log files of an application in Windows 7

What are the common places to find log files of an application in Windows 7? I know a common place is "C:\Users\MY_USER_NAME\AppData\Local", but there are many folders with encrypted names like ...
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Run a program when USB mass storage device connected [duplicate]

I want to run a program, say a batch file, when any USB mass storage device is connected. I also want to pass the drive letter as a parameter to this batch file. This can perhaps be achieved using ...
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Windows Event Logs: Task Category

I have been scouring the internet for a formal definition of this piece of the Windows Event Logs. How is the category determined? Is there a set of standard values for this field? Can an application ...
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How to get a more detailed view of web browser http process? [duplicate]

This thread does a great job at detailing the process of connecting to a web page and displaying it in the browser. But what I want to know is how can I track that process? Does Firefox or another ...
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Is there a way to measure an employee's computer usage?

I have been asked to see if a user is being productive. Windows 7 doesnt log much in the way of computer usage, but I was thinking it would be possible to see how long the computer is in a locked ...
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Component Services Error Log - SQL Server Distributed Replay Client

I am getting the following error on a Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 Virtual Machine install: Log Name: System Source: Distributed COM Event ID: 10016 Level: Error Date: 2/20/2013 8:22:14 AM The ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Session.log filling hard drive

Here's a goofy problem. On my Ubuntu computer the session.log and session.log.old files have been continually filling up the hard drive. I've got a 80gb partition for the OS and these logs have ...
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Network Services disabled (not starting) on Windows XP

I am currently running Windows XP Service Pack 3 on my system. But today, when I failed to connect to the internet, via a LAN cable, I realized that almost all of the vital network services had ...
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Windows Experience Index doesn't complete, HAL error in event viewer

So, I was just randomly digging around my laptop and found a couple of weird things. First, the Windows Experience Index goes through its motions, completes all the tests and then throws up this ...
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Windows 2008 security logs file name?

What's the Windows Server 2008 equivalent of the SecEvent.Evt file? So I can open the file itself on an external computer and see who logged in.
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Windows 7 Static IP Logs/History

Is there any way to pull up in the Event Log when a Static IP address was changed and if possible what changes were made? I've run into a problem where someone keeps changing their static IP address ...