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Event Viewer File Corrupt In Xp? Applications


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:54 PM

I'm not sure if this is a problem or not.

Whenever I got into the event viewer (which is very rarely), I get a box telling me that my applications area is corrupt. Here is how it goes:

I go into event viewer and hit 'applications'.

Applications window opens up and there is a bunch of stuff listed.

I touch the scroll bar on the right side of the apps window and this other box will pop up saying: 'the event log file is corrupt'.

So then you have to click 'okay' and then everything that was in the applications area disappears and the vacant area will say 'there are no items to show in this view'.

Then in the little list along the left hand side (the event folders list?), there will be a red 'x' on applications.

Is this something that I need to worry about?

I am using XP.

Thank you in advance. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:06 PM

Try right-clicking on Application on the left and select "Clear all Events"
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:15 PM

Okay, I cleared all of the events, and the red 'x' is gone. Does that mean that everything is okay now?

And also, is there a place on BC where I can read about what all of that stuff in the event viewer means?

Thank you. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:20 PM

You can right click on the corrupted log, then click on properties, and then click on the clear button.

You should run chkdsk to repair this problem.

Go to Start and click on My Computer.

Right click on the drive in which you want chkdsk to run. The C: drive is usually contains your operating system.

Click on Properties and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.

Set up the Check Disk options by clicking the first box, Automatically fix file system errors, and then click Start.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:22 PM

Okay. I will go do that right now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:36 PM

And also, is there a place on BC where I can read about what all of that stuff in the event viewer means?

Try here for starts:

How To Use the Event Viewer
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:54 PM

Okay, I did the chkdsk and it ran fine, but is it supposed to display some results, or does it just do it's thing and that's it?

Also, my Spybot got kind of mad at the whole process, but I think that that was because the chkdsk thing told me that it couldn't do it's job until the next time I started my computer, and 'did I want to schedule that?'. So I said 'yes', and that's when Spybot alerted me to a registry change (if you need to see any of the exchange between me and Spybot, I think that I can retrieve that, because I told Spybot to remember it) and then I said to allow the change, and etc etc. I restarted my computer and the chkdsk thing ran fine.

Should the event viewer thing be fixed now?

And thank you both for your time and expertise, and thank you Budapest for the link. I shall go and do some reading. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:58 PM

Yeah, the event viewer thing should be fixed (although, there's no guarantees in life :thumbsup: ).
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:00 AM

lol! Thank You! :thumbsup:




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