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What do you do with your system and network logs?

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Christo [PCD]
Mon May 29 2006, 01:55pm
Christo [PCD] Main Admin Registered Member #1 Joined: Fri Feb 03 2006, 10:48am
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Do you know where to find your system logs and do you know how to use these log files to troubleshoot your pc?
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RaZeaL [PCD]
Mon May 29 2006, 02:20pm
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No...
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Deezil
Mon May 29 2006, 02:34pm
Deezil Registered Member #39 Joined: Tue Feb 21 2006, 03:01pm
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Me neither ... but I'm sure you'll enlighten us shortly
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AiKePaH[ZM]
Mon May 29 2006, 02:35pm
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I also don't know, but feel free the share
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Christo [PCD]
Mon May 29 2006, 02:43pm
Christo [PCD] Main Admin Registered Member #1 Joined: Fri Feb 03 2006, 10:48am
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Ok, i will start by telling you where to find them. 3 ways:
1) Right click my computer, click manage, under system tools double click event viewer
2) Click start, run, eventvwr.msc
3) Download Event Log Explorer 1.2
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Deezil
Mon May 29 2006, 03:09pm
Deezil Registered Member #39 Joined: Tue Feb 21 2006, 03:01pm
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OK ... can't wait 2 hear what to do with this info !!!
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Morgue[FLB]
Mon May 29 2006, 03:27pm
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Bah, I hate Event Viewer. It's arcane!
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Christo [PCD]
Mon May 29 2006, 03:33pm
Christo [PCD] Main Admin Registered Member #1 Joined: Fri Feb 03 2006, 10:48am
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Careful monitoring of event logs can help you to predict and identify the sources of system problems. Logs also can confirm problems with application software. If an application crashes, an application event log can provide a record of activity leading up to the event.

The following are guidelines for using event logs to diagnose problems:

Archive logs in log format. The binary data associated with an event is discarded if you archive data in text or comma-delimited format. .

If a particular event seems related to system problems, try searching the event log to find other instances of the same event or to judge the frequency of an error.

Note Event IDs. These numbers match a text description in a source message file. This number can be used by product-support representatives to understand what occurred in the system.

You can use one of the following sites to find the Event ID information and possible solutions:

Chicagotech

Eventid.net
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Deezil
Wed May 31 2006, 11:12am
Deezil Registered Member #39 Joined: Tue Feb 21 2006, 03:01pm
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Ok, don't know whether this will be noticed here or whether I should start a new thread but
My PC here at work complains that the security log is full. How to I empty\delete it? Any suggestions?
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Christo [PCD]
Wed May 31 2006, 11:17am
Christo [PCD] Main Admin Registered Member #1 Joined: Fri Feb 03 2006, 10:48am
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From event viewer you can either clean the log or increase the log file size. Right click on Security, Properties. Under Log size set the new size, or when right clicking select Clear all events.
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