Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:35 AM
The event viewer is a list of events that happen on your PC. Mostly just announcements, sometimes warnings and sometimes errors.
It is ordered by date/time, you can search in the list until you find the right date and look if there are any errors (they have the symbol of a red circle with a white X in it) when you had this problem.
you can acces the eventviewer by clicking on start » control panel. When the control panel opens up double click on administrative tools. A new windows will open with a few icons in it, double click on the eventviewer icon. In the eventviewer check the events under windows and under applications.
Also, after you get an error message while working on your PC, go there an check if an error was noted in the event viewer.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | lockerdome
Malware analyst @ Emsisoft