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Event Logger service not running in XP


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#1 lewist57

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:44 AM

My dual boot (XP32/64) machine will not start the event logger service on the
x64 operating system, and I cannot start it; it works fine on the 32 bit OS.

In Component Services, clicking the START button for Event Log generates the
error message "Could not start the Event Log service on Local Computer. Error
2: The system cannot find the file specified."

Drilling down through My Computer to the Error Reporting window shows error
reporting as enabled, and both Windows and Programs checked.

Deleting the existing log files had no impact on the problem.

Trying to read the logs via the Event Viewer generates the error message
"Unable to complete the operation on 'Application'. The interface is
unknown." In the Event Viewer on the right pane, it says "There are no items
to show in this view". This is true for all the logs.

The windows\system32\config folder has full access rights for both Adminstrator and System.

A full Repair install of the system did not fix anything.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:16 PM

Worth a look, http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1078935546

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:35 PM

I will give this a try. It is amazing to me NOT to find a simple answer to this problem, particularily from Microsoft.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:02 PM

Well...I must say that it's a very strange problem, IMO.

That link was the only one where several postings (by yourself and others) even came close to a suggested fix. Most forums just punted on that one :thumbsup:.

I imagine that many of the problems that surface with an O/S as complicated as Windows...baffle Microsoft when they are first uncovered.

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