Windows Event Viewer is a utility that shows users logs of events generated by the Windows operating system, and applications/services running on Windows.

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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? [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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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SQL Server: Audit permission denied

Is there any easy way to see those events in SQL Server 2008 for which permission was denied on a query (along with the text of the query and the specific object that permission was denied to)? I ...
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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 ...
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.Net Framework issues on Windows 7 (probably after a gone-wrong SP1 update?) - Event Viewer won't work, nor Zune

I'm having problems running Event Viewer (wherever I open it, a "unable to create snap-in" error pops-up, the error details something as CLSID: FX:{b05566ad-fe9c-4363-be05-7a4cbb7cb510}) and other ...
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Does Service Control Manager support verbose logging?

I'm seeing persisistent errors logged in the System log time a nightly backup process runs: Event 7005, Service Control Manager. The LoadUserProfile call failed with the following error: The system ...
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what physical disk is referenced by Event 7, Disk error “The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which HD is involved in the Event Viewer? NOT a duplicate well, maybe the general premise is a duplicate, but the linked question is not answered, ...
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Why does my wireless network card need to be reset everytime I start or wake my machine?

Every time I start my notebook, it fails to connect to any wireless access points. I can still view available wireless networks and attempt to connect to them - but it always fails. The only thing ...
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Can't see a file that “exists” in Temporary Internet Files

I'm trying to shrink my C: partition, and I'm following the advice in this question: How to shrink Windows 7 boot partition with unmovable files I have the same problem of unmovable files, and I've ...
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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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List of all Windows 7 Event IDs and Sources?

I'm looking for a complete list of Sources + Event IDs for Windows 7. I known there's many web site with built-in search to find informations about a specific source + event id such as Eventid.net ...
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Why Wireless NIC Loses Its Lease To Router?

This constantly started to happen some time ago. I connect to my router andand lose every few seconds connection to router and it reconnects again. I have screenshooted most errors that Event Viewer ...
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Monitoring CPU usage using MS tools

Can CPU usage be monitored in Event Viewer? I don't want to use a third-party software. Can I set a rule so that Event Viewer can show me if the CPU usage gets higher than a set value?
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What's the most reliable way to log statup/shutdown times on a Vista PC?

A similar question titled How do I log startup and shut-down times in Windows 7? mentioned that PC startup and shutdown times can be recorded in the event viewer. Events logged in the viewer are ...
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Which web-based remote admin tools offer Event Viewer notifications?

What options are available for web-based remote Windows PC administration (file transfer, remote desktop, etc.) that can also offer email notifications and reporting from the Windows Event Viewer? ...
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BSOD With Audio

I'm keep getting a BSOD, and if there's any audio playing, a loud pulsating sound comes out of the speakers (during the BSOD). I think it's probably like last half a second or so of the audio that I ...
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Getting a System.IO.FileNotFoundException when launching an .exe

When I try to start a .exe I'm just getting the "The program has stopped to work" dialog (I have the computer in Italian so I do not know the English localized name). When I see the event viewer for ...
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Can't Open Up Event Viewer

I just installed a large backlog of Windows Updates (I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit) and now a handful of programs are acting strangely (not opening, crashing, etc) I went to try to diagnose the ...
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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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*.home.gateway timedout - Odd DNS Client Events (Event Viewer) warnings

I have noticed DNS Client Events warnings in my Event Viewer when my computer is woken from sleep. I have supplied the differing data below and a sample event detail below that. mail.google.com ...
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System Log Event Viewer will not display

Am trying to view the System Event Log on someones laptop that is misbehaving. botted in safe mode, load event viewer and click on system and it tells me "Data is invalid (13)". Tried clearing the ...
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Event Viewer: Event ID 2 'Session “Circular Kernel Context Logger” failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035' [duplicate]

I've had 40 of these errors in the last 7 days. Can anyone give an explanation of the error and what I might do to correct it? I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. As a possibly important aside ...
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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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Using syslog to monitor stopped services on Win2k

I am using a central syslog server to capture event logs from Windows machines. I am specifically interested in monitoring Windows services. This works well under XP machines - each time a service ...