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Right click on the log (Application, System or Security - which ever is filling up), and select Properties. You can then set how it should deal with overflow. I know of no way to actually stop the events from being logged.
I get an error on the event viewer that says "The ACCESNT service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified." Any idea how to fix this error (or at least stop it from showing up on the Event Viewer)??
A quick google search seems to indicate that's a device driver of some sort. You'll probably have to figure out what device it is you have that it might apply to.
You can certainly go into service manager, (Right click on My Computer, click on Manage, click on services) and look for a service by that name and change it to "disabled".
I ghosted a 20gig drive to a 40gig and I couldn't copy or move files with the 40gig running until I disabled the event log service, then it seems to run fine. I'm running Windows 2000 SP4, and I used Ghost 2003. Do you have an explanation?
Can you tell me how to rid my pc from the error boxes that pop up every time i boot up
Depends entirely on the specific error message(s).
Leo, I'm getting a WinVNC4 error - Sconnection:Authfailure exception: Authentication failure - in my eventviewer logs and want to know how to stop this error from being logged. Have you any ideas please.
Does the computer need to be switched on for the event viewer to log issues etc? There are a lot of entries for times when I'm at work so I suspect someone is using my Pc when I'm out of the house.
Yes it does.
how do i erase events in 'events viewer'?
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