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Windows 7: Event Viewer

26 May 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Event Viewer

Since everyone says I should just ignore all those warnings & errors , please tell me why they're there. Must be a reason of some sort other than to just wait for something bad to happen.

Also have read somewhere that the list can be flushed & started anew but 'flushed' isn't the correct term 'cuz I tried searching that & don't find what I'm looking for. Maybe it's re-indexed? Can someone point me in the right direction. Seems I'm having a brain fart.(again)


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26 May 2012   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

In event viewer focus in the left pane on the group you want to clear. Then right click and select clear. AAAhhh
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26 May 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

here's a shot of some of them

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26 May 2012   #4

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Share Point

Do you have share point loaded?
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26 May 2012   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

If you want to clear the Event Viewer to get a fresh start on errors check this.

Event Viewer One Click Clear

It needs to be run as Administrator.

Then take one error at a time to see if you can find the cause of the error.

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26 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Event viewer is a diagnostic tool, where it records the computer's various actions whether success or failure. Usually it will have default entries. But you may configure Event viewer to capture extra events by enabling the auditing feature.

In case the computer has some problems, the first place to look is in event viewer, where it will write the past events, explaining the problems of computer. This is just like Captain's log book. You don't have to visit it as long as everything is OK.

Each log has a preallocated size and once the log filled, it will start a new log. If you wish you may save the old logs to the system for history purpose.

I normally does not look into the event viewer, unless something goes wrong or I keep getting error messages.
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26 May 2012   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

I usually check mine after a Windows Update or an application update to see if all went well. Had the CAPI errors come back after the last update.

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27 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


The number of events in the event logs can be overwhelming.
Purging the logs so that only fresh events are present can be helpful
in troubleshooting.

Start Orb | type NOTEPAD | ENTER


@echo off
FOR /F "tokens=1,2*" %%V IN ('bcdedit') DO SET adminTest=%%V
IF (%adminTest%)==(Access) goto noAdmin
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('wevtutil.exe el') DO (call :do_clear "%%G")
goto theEnd
echo clearing %1
wevtutil.exe cl %1
goto :eof



Right-click on ClrEventLogs.BAT
Click on Run as Administrator

The list of cleared logs will fly by on the screen.
If you would like to see the list, then remove the two double colons
in front of the pause statement at the very end of the BAT file.


My preferred approach is:
1. Run PowerShell as administrator
2. Paste (or type-in) this line:
Get-WinEvent -ListLog * -Force |% { $_.logname;Wevtutil.exe cl $_.logname };Wevtutil.exe cl system
3. hit Enter

this also gets a few logs that the batch file misses.
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27 May 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Do you have share point loaded?
I don't know what share point is.
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27 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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