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Solved: Vista, Event Viewer - system event log not recording

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by SCalterego, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. SCalterego

    SCalterego Thread Starter

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    System event not recording anything. It is empty, says "date is invalid(13)".

    I have some flaky things going on like unexplained CPU spikes causing slowdowns and mouse drag. Also have video problems screen going blank then recovery.

    I have reloaded video drivers to no avail. No system lockups or BSODs. I need to see system event log to debug. Other event logs OK. I am proficient on PC and have searched for event log problem. The Event Log service is running. Thanks.

    hp pavilion dv9000
    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz, 1801 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.23, 10/3/2007
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
    Adapter Type GeForce 8400M GS, NVIDIA compatible
    Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Adapter RAM 128.00 MB (134,217,728 bytes)
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    Did you check the - %SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\System.evtx file? It may be corrupted and you may want to rename it to .old and let it recreate itself.
     
  3. SCalterego

    SCalterego Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response and right on.

    I renamed the file and now my system log is worked, now I can view these darn flaky Vista errors.(I hope)
     
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