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{Advice Given} - Eventlog message

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bobroosth, Aug 9, 2000.

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  1. bobroosth

    bobroosth Thread Starter

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    NT4 Workstation SP6. When I boot I get the message: Eventlog Service, The System log file is full.

    Which file is this?
     
  2. PikaPikaDude

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    This is the Event Log used by Event Viewer found in Start/Programs/Administrative Tools.

    Open Event Viewer and click on file I think (on a 98 box now and for the life of me I am not certain) and then somewhere you should find options (again it has been a while so look about the place) which you select and you should get a screen that lets you set what errors are logged.

    I keep all errors and just clear it as and when it says, which is about every 6 months.

    You will need admin rights to tinker with the settings.

    PikaPikaDude



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  3. bobroosth

    bobroosth Thread Starter

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    I have log size set to 512kb, overwrite events older than 7 day, for all three logs. Doesn't seem to me that I should get this message.

    Guess I'll see if it happens again.
     
  4. Reuel Miller

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    Greetings

    And if you get 520Kb or messages in 5 days? Then you will see the message.

    Either restrict the types of error/warning messages reflected, or clear it out when it gets full. Or, better yet, find out why it is generating the huge number of messages, and clear that problem.

    Cheers



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  5. bobroosth

    bobroosth Thread Starter

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    I figured out my misunderstanding. I was looking for .log files, but the file in question is a .evt. It filled up four days ago with errors from one SCSI controller, probably when I took a cable loose while the system was up.

    I cleared the log in Event Viewer and that should clear the message.
     
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