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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
and what can i do when the viewer don't work?
i click system/application etc and see nothing but "306 events" (or so) on top?
You might check to see that View, All Records is set. They should be listed.
Their are no log files visibile within my event viewer?
DO you mean nothing in the left hand or right hand pane? And have you checked that "View" "All Records" is set? Are you logged in as an administrator (not neccesarily required, but it eliminates some possibile explanations)?
So how do we know what an Event number means, for instance event 20?
It's *almost* impossible to tell. The numbers used are specific to the application that posted the event ... so 20 for one application might be something different than 20 for another. That's why event logging and event viewer are such a mixed blessing. Typically I grab as much information as I can from whatever pops up in event viewer, especially in the event's description, and if that's unintelligible, (like an unexplained 20), then that wasn't any help to me and I move on.
I am having the same trouble as others listed above. When I try to view the application log, i can see at the top that there are 1295 events, but nothing is displayed. I checked and all records is selected, I also checked which columns are selected and all of them are. Could they possibly be hidden or something. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The only log that I can see is the system log.
Event log services do not start, Event viewer does not open. What is the fix for it?
The errors that appear when you want a look at the properties are "Configuration Manager: A required entry in the registry is missing or an attempt to write to the registry failed"
I have seen the problem described above a couple of times where all records are selected but only the amount of records are shown. I currenly have the problem on a server running windows 2000 server where in the event viewer only the system log is visible. If you then switch to any of the other logs you get blank space with only the amount of events displayed at the top.
Make sure that file replication service is enabled, if you go to the eventlog service, check the dependencies for it. Make sure that the dependencies are ok first, then try opening event viewer again. This should fix your problem.
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