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Windows 7: Circular Kernel Context Logger error: 0xC0000188

30 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 HP 64bit
Circular Kernel Context Logger error: 0xC0000188


Been using Microsoft products since DOS, all incarnations, never had so much trouble with any as I've had with Windows 7. After fixing a multitude of errors I'm finally one away from a clean event log. Rant over!

From what I can gather it's something to do with the file size being too small and that editing the DWORD in registry may solve the problem just want to confirm before I do.

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31 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Looks like the research you did is correct.

Are you using any optimization software?

In nearly all cases, optimization software does not mix well with Windows 7 and causes errors like this to occur. Obviously, there are other factors that can cause errors to occur, but I usually ask the question when atypical errors show up in Event Viewer.
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11 Oct 2013   #3


Could you please indicate which file sixe to go for?

BTW: does filesize=0 actually mean unlimited size?
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11 Oct 2013   #4
x BlueRobot


A DWORD is a unsigned integer, and mostly the DWORD value of a registry key is used to set a BOOL value, either true or false; enabled or disabled. What registry key are you trying to change?
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11 Oct 2013   #5


Circular Kernel Context Logger error: 0xC0000188

The key is:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\Circular Kernel Context Logger\MaxFileSize

According to advice in the thread, the filesize is too small and should be enlarged. In this context it is har to understand the MaxFileSize value zero. A hard condition to put on ANY real files ;-)

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11 Oct 2013   #6
x BlueRobot


My registry key is set to 0, and I have had no problems.

The MaxFileSize DWORD key is used to set the maximum file size of the log file which is created by Autologger, 0 means unlimited file size, but it also seems to depend upon the type log mode your using.

Configuring and Starting an AutoLogger Session (Windows)
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11 Oct 2013   #7


Thank you!
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11 Oct 2013   #8
x BlueRobot


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kfjeldsted View Post
Thank you!
Welcome :)
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