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Where Are Windows Event Log Files Stored?


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#1 warcat

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 05:18 PM

Hi --

 

I'm working on a computer with Windows 7 Home Premium and none of the applications want to run, in normal or safe Windows. I started a chkdsk in GUI with both boxes checked. On step 4 of 5, at around File 3472, I got a BSOD, but it was so fast, I did not see any of the specifics. I tried to use Event Viewer, but that plug-in will not load for this computer. It has very limited capabilities at this point. I can access the drive and move or copy files but that is about it. I'm thinking if I could find where the log files are stored, i could copy them on a flash drive and use another computer with 3rd party software to look at the event logs to see what's going on.

 

Any help would be appreciated.



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 05:55 PM

Go to control panel, system and security down on the bottom to the left.


Edited by OldPhil, 12 September 2015 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

Thanks! Found them, but the hard drive was about to go, so I saved what data I could, put in a new HD and did a reinstall.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 03:21 PM

Good to go!


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