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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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 ...
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Is it possible to make the motherboard log instant random shutdowns?

My computer randomly shuts down instantly. It even happens sometimes in the bios. And sometimes it runs for days under load without any problem. I checked and it is not a temperature issue. What I'm ...
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Daily “computer on” time from Windows logfiles

I'd like to know how long our computer is on, i.e. not in standby mode, for any given calendar day. Is there a (free) program that extracts this information from the Windows System event log into, ...
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Network connectivity logs on OSX

I'm trying to determine whether or not Macs store a log of network connectivity. Specifically, I'm trying to find out if one of my machines (Mac Tower, OSX 10.7.4, 2-2.26 GHz, 16 GB DDR3) lost ...
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who initiated log off

I found following record in the windows event log: Application popup: Windows : Other people are logged on to this computer. Shutting down Windows might cause them to lose data. Do you want to ...
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Huge log files consuming entire hard drive

My hard drive keeps becoming full, and I thought it was just normal usage, but now that I pay attention, rsyslogd is hogging the CPU, and I think the drive is being filled by log files: > la -S ...
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Use Task Scheduler to email Security Event log file?

In XP, how can I use the Task Scheduler to cause the Security Event log file to be emailed from a machine?
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Eventlog error id 22 post 512b -> AdvFormat harddrive clone

I just cloned Vista from a 512b/sector drive to an Advanced Format 4kb/sector drive. I've fixed all the nightmarish problems that caused except for one, upon which I'm stumped. Every time the system ...
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Run a batch file on exiting specific program

I want a batch file to run when I exit a specific program, Nokia Suite in my case. I want to use Windows 7 task scheduler and would prefer avoiding any 3rd party program. I have already checked ...
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Computer Slows to crawl after Event Id 3, some issue with Raid Port 0

Recently my computer randomly hangs, crashes and slows down at night, when I click on something when I wake up the computer just doesn't respond and shows the loading thing for my cursor. Today, I ...
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Windows 7 theme automatically switched from Aero to basic and back. Is there a log for what caused this?

This happened to me yesterday, and I just want to rule out that anything malicious was going on. I should probably also mention that it switched back to Aero after a minute or two. edit: I have ...
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How to determine whether computer is on Domain from event logs?

I have spent a short period of time in an office recently, and I was able to dump the event logs on to a USB drive. There are only XP Pro machines in the office. Is it possible that there is a ...
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Very infrequent Excel crash

Have 1 user who keeps experiencing an Excel crash when sorting data. It is very infrequent and as of yet i've not done any serious troubleshooting, just an Office repair. Event log reports the ...
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How do I decode the “Faulting application start time” in a Windows event log entry?

An app I was running crashed and I wanted to know when it happened, so I opened up the Windows event viewer and looked for an entry. I found the entry, and then noticed one of the details of the ...
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XP: how to know whether someone 'woke up' computer?

I have been trying to connect all day via Teamviewer to a machine in a different town. Now it suddenly works. I think someone there may have walked by and moved the mouse to wake it up. What logs ...
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How to determine why Win7 machine is crashing?

When my Windows 7 machine crashes, I can't find any information in the event logs that can help me track down the problem. Is there a setting I can turn on to log more information so I can capture the ...
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What do I have to change to allow a local XP computer to open the event log on a remote windows 7 Computer?

I want to open the event log of a Windows 7 SP1 computer remotely from a Windows XP SP3 computer. Both computers are on a domain, and the user has domain admin privilages. The firewall is turned off ...
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Why is event-log time different from taskbar time?

Today is the first time in several months that I've opened up Administrative tools to view the event log. Imagine my consternation when I saw events in the log with a time-stamp of 11/09/2012. The ...
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Run program when USB device is plugged in [duplicate]

I'm not talking about autorun (because I use Windows 7 and understand that this has been disabled now) but a task that I can create that will detect when a certain USB device has been plugged in. ...
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VMware Player flooding my event log with information events about “I120: Service being interrogated…”

Every few seconds a few entries of Information Event 1000 shows up in my event log saying vmauthd was the source. Here is the xml log of the event. all the others are identical other than a ...
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NTFS Error - file system structure is corrupt and unusable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: windows 7: Event 55 The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable My Windows 7 (64) keeps completely locking up, and I have to hold the power button to ...
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Windows 7 - Move location of Eventlog

I am having a particular nasty problem of my main system drive 'disappearing' all of the sudden while the system is running. The vendor somewhat knows about this but has not managed to fix it ...
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Where is the log file generated by a verbose start-up in OS X Lion?

After starting up my machine in verbose mode (cmd + v at start-up) I want to view the generated log messages, to debug an error I'm receiving (the error). The error is only displayed on the screen ...
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How can I use Event Viewer to confirm login times filtered by User?

I'm required to log my start and finish times at work. Occasionally I forget to do this and had a bright idea that checking the Security events log would allow me to retrospectively ascertain my ...
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How to find out how often my Windows partition has been defragmented?

I know that Windows uses its defrag program to defragment my partition sometimes when my system goes to an idle state. Also, sometimes I used to execute defrag by myself in order to increase ...
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Windows 7 Logon Failure Events Nonexistent?

I have a relatively new Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installation with all patches applied. I'm trying to test logon failure events to see what they look like and how they will look in our log ...
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Windows Event Log - Installs

Is there a way to find distinct program installs in the Windows Event log? I have tried looking for a specific ID to look for but cannot find one that references installs. If not, is there an easy way ...
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Event log error player.SoundLocation() failed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer We have a client machine 'secon' ...
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Deleting Event Logs - Windows Server 2003

Can someone tell me how to delete Event Logs on Windows Server 2003? I have a number of application logs in the Event Viewer - how can these be removed? I've tried disabling the Event Log service on ...
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How to see the login event programmatically?

I want to find programmatically from a log file that user logs in to a Debian machine. I also want to see who logs in and what ever is logged to the file on that time. How to accomplish that task on ...
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Turning off windows event log?

The FAQ of GTA IV tells me to turn off Windows Event Log in msconfig. This will handle the game more efficiently. And it does! But turning off windows processes always worries me. So therefore: After ...
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What is the meaning of this warning in windows administrative events - DNS Client Events

Sometimes I open profile of a user and he has write the address of his site there, but I don't remember when was the last time I clicked that address. But I have some warnings in computer ...
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USN Journal entries 700,000 lines in Notepad - BUILTIN Administrator cannot delete

I don't really understand much, but have been having a LOT of problems. Zero-filling / low-level formatting my hard drive doesn't seem to touch the USN Journal entries on there (I've tried DBAN, ...
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How to view an ActiveX application installation log?

When I install an ActiveX software from the internet, how can I view the installation log? I am more interested in what files go where, so I can thoroughly remove it later on.
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Are USB unplug events logged in Windows 7? (When was my mouse stolen?)

I know this sounds kind of ridiculous, but someone stole my mouse from my cubicle.. I came to work in the morning and was about to give my mouse a little shove to wake up the monitor, but it wasn't ...
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Windows 7: Crashing after update - How to check Event Logs?

My desktop appears to be blue screening and restarting after Win7 hard drive installation. How can I navigate to event viewer in Win 7 and see when was the last time it crashed unexpectedly?
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Open / Read .evt Files From Another Computer

I'd like to open and read Windows Event Log files. The files will be copied from a non-functioning install of Windows XP SP3 and I'd like to read them from a totally different install of Windows XP ...