Unable to access Event Viewer

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Pinkeh, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    When I try to load the Windows Logs section of event viewer, I am greeted with this error.
    "Event Viewer cannot open the event log of custom view. Verify that Event Log service is running or query is too long (50)
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I just right click on the Start Menu Icon and chose Event Viewer and it opens normally!
     
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  3. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    #3 Pinkeh, Oct 7, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
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    I still get the same error. The Event Log and Event Collector services are running

    Edit: I clicked on Custom Views > Administrative Events and I recieve errors saying that "The request is not supported" for logs such as Application / Hardware Events and more.
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Run from elevated Command Prompt: sfc /scannow and see that find anything wrong!
     
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  5. Pinkeh

    Pinkeh MDL Novice

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    I did run sfc /scannow and it did report corrupt files.

    P.S I have to go for a few hours, so I will respond when I get back
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    May you go to the Update and Recovery and run an Refresh of your installation!
     
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    cuteee MDL Guru

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    Refresh installation only to access event viewer ? I'm almost not use this option.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    There some (maybe not so important) system files affected or even damaged. May they although having some effect to other features etc.? As OP wrote, using SFC scan it shows several files damaged and that SHOULD be repaired anyway, doesn't matter how important they are.
     
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