Thursday, June 21, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

Anytime your system crashes or an application freezes up ,event viewer dutifully logs the error –but sorting through event Viewer logs can be just as frustrating as dealing with the blue Screen of Death .Here’s is a clean cheat .
Start by familiaring yourself with event Viewer before you have a problem .It’s under Start >settings>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer.The utilities System node logs Windows issues ,while the Application node logs issues with other software .You should not see much activity in the security node since it is disabled by default and is used only if you have auditing turned on .Third Party apps might create more nodes as well.

Events are fairly self explanatory .The date and time of each event are looged along with its source plus miscellaneous data about the issue .Most events will be noted as ‘Information ‘ and are generally safe to ignore .The ‘error’ and ‘Warning’ entries are what you should concern yourself with.You can access the guts of the information by double clicking the event to open its events Properties page .In the event properties window you’ll find detailed information about the error in question and a link to the the Microsoft support Website.Clicking the link will open a detail page within the Windows Help application for the error you’re investigating But often the information you get will tell you little about the problem, either saying no more data is available or declaring there’s nothing you can do .

For more details on the error types and what they mean ,turn to the web .Plug the event ID into, or search for key phrases in the error message ,and try looking for clues to your problem bu using the Source field in the Event viewer log as a search term.



  1. Mike said...

    There is software named as Digeus I use it when there are problems with operational system. I also recommend Windows Tune Up Suite form Windsty. It cleans your computer from problems.