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Event Logs - clean up or not ?


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#1 shred1970

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:41 PM

Hi everyone. I was just wondering if there was any real purpose in cleaning up the event/security logs ?
The actual size they take up seems minimal and I'm pretty sure mine are set to overwrite themselves when they are full.
So I guess my question is - to clean or not to clean ? pro's/con's
Thanks.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:04 PM

IMHO, no.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:12 PM

IMHO, no.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:15 PM

Don't you dare to disagree with me.....hehehehe....just joking :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:35 PM

Haha...no, cleaning the Event logs has no inherent value, importance, or benefits as far as I am concerned.
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:09 AM

Sometimes the Event Log can get full, which can cause problems.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:31 AM

Thanks for the input guys. The link has also given something to keep in mind and has reaffirmed that I have the correct settings to avoid the "full" message - thanks for that Budapest.

While I was in there ( event log ) I noticed it has noted the occasions that I've had trouble powering down, logging off and rebooting. Having to manually turn off my pc isn't some big hassle but it does make me think there could be some minor glitch somewhere. I just hope it is not a sign of some other signifigant problem ?
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:30 AM

FWIW:

Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029

Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s-Shutdown.html

Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm

Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:49 PM

If your log files get full you will be unable to login to any profiles expect that of the Administrator.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:09 AM

Cool, thanks for all the links on my powering/logging off problems hamluis. I'll be reading up on those now.
Thanks again to everyone for all of the input. This just has to be the best pc help site EVER !
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