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Errors, Warnings etc. in Event Viewer - what do they mean?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 11:15 AM

The telephone scammers ask you to look at all the errors and warnings etc. shown in Event Viewer to entice you to pay up to fix them but there is no real problem, is there? 

 

I see many are for not shutting down properly etc. but is there any concern for any of these errors and warnings?

 

Thanks for advice.



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 03:57 PM

Hi. . .

 

A very good question indeed.

 

No, there is no reason for concern unless you are experiencing system problems.

 

XP had 3 basic Event Viewer logs; Vista had ~175; Windows 8.1 has 275 Event Viewer logs, etc... - they add more logs with each new OS.

 

You would literally drive yourself nuts trying to figure out every entry.  I have no idea what many of the entries refer to as not only are Windows OS related events recorded, but events related to 3rd party apps can be recorded as well. I only look through the Event Viewer logs if I am encountering system trouble.

 

I would suggest that you forget about the Event Viewer logs and occasionally review/take a look at the Reliability Monitor.  But even that will report events as Errors or Critical that you need do nothing about.

 

http://www.sysnative.com/forums/windows-8-windows-rt-tutorials/10778-windows-reliability-monitor-windows-10-8-1-8-7-vista.html

 

Regards. . .

 

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Edited by jcgriff2, 05 September 2015 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 05:15 AM

Thanks for your reassuring response.  I have no system problems (Win 10)

 

I just wanted to learn something about them and know if perhaps there was a possibility of correcting a minor error but I had heard that these indications are on all computers and nothing to worry about so just confirming.

 

That reliability link looks interesting - I'll give it a go - thanks



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 05:32 AM

That report just shows how many failures  (and successes) occur with no apparent indication of problems when normally running a computer!



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:52 PM

Yes... very much like the event viewer -- just a little easier to read.


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