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  • Tasks for the weekend – April 3, 2021 – Event Viewer

    Posted on April 3rd, 2021 at 22:41 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    The event log can be the most helpful – or the most confusing thing you’ve ever seen. To find it go to the search box, type in event viewer and launch it. The main log files are Application, Security, Setup and

    One of THE MOST annoying events thrown off in the event log is the DCOM error. I see it typically with vendor software and 99.99% of the time it can be ignored. If you are having issues with your computer – sometimes the event viewer can help to identify a problem. Other times it’s like many things with Windows – annoyingly confusing.

    If you are an IT admin/IT pro I often recommend the subscription site of as a great place to get guidance as to issues in the event log. If you don’t go into event log that much merely googling the event ID you see in the log files is enough to give you the guidance you need.

    Of course you can also ask here in the forums and we’ll try our best to help figure out the confusing event logs as best as we can.

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