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How to solve Windows 7 regular hangs after fresh install. Some diagnosis done but can't pin down

I am getting regular hangs on my windows 7 machine imedietly after installation and after updating drivers. The machine is a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). It happens approximately once every few minutes. ...
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Why is the “Task category” drop down to filter a Windows event log disabled?

I've got a specific "Task category" of Windows log events I'd like to see on their own, but the option to filter by category in the "Filter Current Log" dialog is disabled/greyed out. How can I use ...
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Windows 8 crashing unexpectedly

The computer I use at work sometimes crashes when I'm not near it. The first time it happened the OS crashed dead (even the mouse cursor wasn't moving). At that time I couldn't get much information ...
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Event Viewer snapin fails after a power outage

I was in the middle of opening a saved event log from another computer when our building was hit with a power outage, and my desktop is not protected. After recovering from the power outage, I get an ...
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How to capture a windows pop-up box event in task manager or by other method?

The pop-up box event is a windows error notification with a 'OK' click box. I want to auto-click the 'OK' or suppress the appearance of the pop-up box. But how to capture this event? I can't see ...
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Where Does One Find Logs of Pentesting Tools on Windows

I'm scanning my Windows 8 machine with Nmap and OpenVAS (from a different machine on my LAN and another one over WAN) and I'm looking for logs for the occurrence of such events in the Event Viewer but ...
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stopping of event-viewer services, and performing malacious activities

what will happen if i shutdown the windows event log services. I know it will stop event viewer. My question is will this activity be logged somewhere. if yes, then where?. and where will be the ...
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Event ID:4797 “An attempt was made to query the existence of a blank password for an account.”

On my Windows 8.1 desktop, I see a lot of messages like this from lsass.exe in the Event Viewer's audit log: An attempt was made to query the existence of a blank password for an account. Subject: ...
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Tracking who deleted a folder in Windows Server

Recently there are several cases of missing or deleted files/folder from various shared folders, so we have turned on the audit policy for Delete Subfolders and Files. However there are more than 100 ...
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Event Viewer is not opening

When I double click into Event Viewer in Control Panel, nothing happens. Computer management does not open too. No any error messages displayed. If I run eventvwr from command line, also nothing ...
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Unable to filter events in event viewer

Unable to filter events in event viewer: appropriate controls are dimmed:
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Windows Event Viewer, how to create group of remote computers?

We have a file of type .msc on our computer in a domain, that when opened shows this view: However, I can find no way to edit the file to add more computers to the list. How are these files created ...
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Windows Logging Events/Actions - how to/where?

I've known for a while that Windows had this awesome feature where you could see what file was accessed, where and what happened to it. I was wondering if there's a way I could see only a part of ...
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volsnap: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:

I have the following error appearing in Event Viewer several times per day: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:. source: volsnap Nothing found in web ...
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Win8 Event Viewer

I recently followed the answer on this site "Uninstalled Programs History...". That opened several hours of experimentation with Event Viewer. My question; Why are there many installed programs ...
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How to find out when an application was started using the Event Viewer on Windows 8.1

I am tring to find out when an application was started using the Event Viewer on Windows 8.1. I have tried tracking the PID of the application (Winamp) from the Task Manager to the Event Viewer, but ...
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How do I set up an Event Viewer filter to show only PHP errors?

I'm running PHP on Windows Server 2008. I have figured out how to log errors to Event Viewer. How do I create a filtered view to show me only PHP errors? Can I set up a view that only shows PHP ...
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Defragmentation Error, The Volume (C:) was not Optimized

Event ID 257 The volume (C:) was not optimized because an error was encountered: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057) I have Windows 8.1 64 Bit (HDD) and lately I noticed the above event ...
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Acer 5738, Windows 7 random shutdowns

I can run my computer any number of hours continuously without any issue, but if I do a Skype video call (not just audio, never happens with audio call), some flash games, or even certain online ...
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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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How to run Event Viewer as another user?

I want to create a shortcut to run Windows Event Viewer as another user, but the following doesn't seem to work. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All ...
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Antivirus logging to Windows Event Viewer [closed]

I'm trying to find antivirus software with centralized management that logs 'everything' to Windows Event Viewer (or a text file). It will run in a server environment. I'm talking about these kinds of ...
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Get windows events for a day

I'm trying to create a PowerShell Cmdlet that runs daily and shows me the errors that occured on the previous day. I can make it show the last 100. Instead I'd like to see just the one that occured ...
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How to clear all Windows event log categories fast

Under Windows 7 you open the Event Viewer to browse several categories. You can also clear a single category by clicking Clear Log... on the right pane. Assuming I want to clear ALL categories, am I ...
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Where to see logs of device connecting/disconnecting events in Windows?

When I connect devices to my Windows machine, the "upwards" sound is heard. When I disconnect it -- the "downwards" sound is heard. Is there a way to find events, corresponding to these sounds in ...
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How can i figure out if & which hardware may be causing a write to a file to take longer than it should?

I saw this message in Event Viewer a couple of times, and I'm not really sure what it means. How can I figure out what is causing this issue and what can I do to resolve it? Log Name: ...
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How can I view events that cause laptop screen to turn on from standby (but not sleep)?

On a Windows 7 laptop, is there a way to see exactly what device or process triggered the screen to turn on? I'm referring to the "screen off" mode where the notebook is still on, but the screen has ...
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System date change tracking in windows xp

I wanted to track when system time was changed in a PC.By looking at event viewer for event id 520 i will get it. But when i changed date manually in windows and look at event viewer i found 4 entries ...
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EventVwr.msc how to open automatically Application log

I wonder whether there is a possibility to run eventvwr.exe with some parameters and automatically open Application log. (When I run it without parameters it displays Event viewer tree, there I can go ...
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Kiosk Machine Usage (Win 7)

We have kiosk machines at our company that are primarily used by staff to remote desktop to their actual machine. I am looking for away to determine how often they were used in the past few months. ...
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Internet access status, windows 7 event viewer

I have a pc working 24/7 and the internet connection disconnect and reconnect several times in the day, and I would like to know log history of the internet status logged by this pc, is it possible ...
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Where can I see what caused Windows to make the 'hardware disconnected' sound?

Whenever I switch my desk fan on or off, Windows makes a sound as if a USB device is being (dis)connected. I haven't been able to determine which device is being affected by the power spike, so I ...
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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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USB File Transfer Log

I think I have just lost a USB stick. Is there a way to view all the file transfers made from a PC to the external drive, so I can double check everything that was on the drive? Very unlikely, but ...
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How Do I Suppress SQL Server “Informational” Messages?

I've just installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express for local development, and it's flooding the Application Event Log with a seemingly endless barrage of trivia and drivel ("SQL Server is now ready for ...
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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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What is Event ID 33: SpellChecker in Windows 7 and 8 about?

On newly installed Windows machines (Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7) I've seen event id 33 regularly appearing in the event viewer with this message: Failed to add hardcoded change pair "aids -> aids" ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 Application error, and site is getting slow down

Im using windows server 2008 R2 and recently my site become very slow and when I checked the event viewer and found an error logged, following is the details of the error Faulting application name: ...
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Why does the printer keep disappearing?

My neighbour has an Epson SX130. All has been fine for a long time, until recently when the printer has regularly started to disappear from his XP machine and is not visible in the printers control ...
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Are windows event logs vulnerable to alteration or forgery?

I am wondering if there is any way to inject bogus events, with past dates, into the event log. If so, how is this done and what can be done to prevent it?
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My computer often logs on at night (when I'm not using it)

What does Windows Event Viewer mean by: An account was successfully logged on. Subject: Security ID: SYSTEM Account Name: <<MYCOMPUTERNAME>>$ Account Domain: ...
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Windows freezes at startup & cannot start sptd

Recently right after I enter the Windows password, the computer froze at welcome screen, I then entered Safe Mode to restore system and then everything works fine But today I started computer again ...
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Where is the info from a windows balloon error report logged?

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 ...
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Which events in Event Viewer show which programs accessed my location?

I receieved a notification in my taskbar that something accessed my location. Right-clicking on the tray icon brings up an option to view location activity in Event Viewer. However, when I do so ...
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Bat file to change group policy

Based on the answer to this question: Windows XP: is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in the system event log? I want to be able to add it to a batch file, but have no idea how to go ...
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How to trace the X window events being generated on Linux?

I recall in the past having a tool to run on Solaris that would allow me to see what X events are being generated by the keyboard and mouse. What is the application to do this on Linux Centos4?
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How to get Internet Explorer 9 to log into the Event Viewer logs

I'm trying to find a way to enable IE 9 to log events into the event viewer. We have some clients reporting problems and we think IE crashes. I'd like to be able to log this event. Any Ideas?
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Neither Event Viewer nor Task Scheduler work on my PC

I have no idea why this is happening, but neither vent viewer nor task scheduler work on my PC. I have posted this as one question because I bet it is related. Thank you. Here is the error I get ...
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Windows 7 just restarts, no BSOD, shows “Event ID 14 volsnap”

My Windows 7 just restarts without giving me a BSOD. When it reboots, it will hang sometimes and you have to let it rest. Sometimes it will print a message saying that Hal.dll is missing or corrupt. ...
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error 1041 in event viewer

I get such error in Event viewer 1041, Userenv Details: Windows cannot query DllName registry entry for {7B849a69-220F-451E-B3FE-2CB811AF94AE} and it will not be loaded. This is most likely caused by ...