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Event Viewer: How many errors and warnings are too many?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by starfishtwo, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. starfishtwo

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    While messing around trying to solve my problem in the post immediately below, I went into my Event Viewer and discovered 256 errors and warnings. I've had this computer 5 days. Is that an usually high number for 5 days of usage? Some of the errors are dated 3 months before I got the computer. Does this mean there were errors in the initial installations?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    It depends a great deal on what the "errors" are. Some errors are pretty much meaningless. Other errors about services not starting and so on may be temporary with a later entry showing that the service did, in fact, start. If you are not having obvious problems with your machine, and you do not know what the entries in the log mean, save yourself the anxiety and don't read them, or find someone to read them that knows what they mean. :D
     
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    Yes, thanks, I'm starting to wish I hadn't looked there! I only looked to see if there was anything that might explain the ctrl key problem I referenced in the post right next to this one.
     
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    I dont like the windows 7 event viewer
    very complicated imo
     
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