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    Thanks Mr Buckingham - I have bookmarked the sysnative forums site and will do what you suggest - currently however, I cannot open the log file even though I am set as administrator - I will get my grandson to show me how.

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    It's a protected file - which explains the access denied message. You or your grandson will need to:

    1) Click on the start orb and type cmd

    2) When you see cmd.exe in the list, right-click on it and choose 'run as administrator'

    3) Then in the cmd window, type (or paste) copy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log %userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txt and press enter

    This will create a copy of the log on your desktop, named cbs.txt which you should be able to access.

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    A simple way to read the CBS.log file is to right-click it, select "Copy", UAC will say you need permission, click "Continue" then OK the UAC (put in Administrators group password, if necessary), then right-click again in the same folder and select "Paste". Once the copy has been pasted, "CBS - Copy.log" will open in Notepad with a double-click. It isn't protected like the original log is.
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