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    Event Log

    Where is the Event Log and how can I view it?

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    Re: Event Log

    You should be able to view the file by opening up in Notepad or a similar text editor...I believe it's a simple text file. I'm not sure what it's logging. You might answer that question after you see what it contains.

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    Re: Event Log

    But, where is the log or rather what is it's name?
    This is the error I am getting: runtime error
    Crogramfilesmicrosoft messagesystemreminder.exe abnormal program termination

    Where can I find out what is wrong?

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    Re: Event Log

    In Windows Explorer, try searching the C: drive with this criteria or something similar: *.log. You should get a list of all log files which, if they're simple text files, can be opened with Notepad.

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    Re: Event Log

    Event Log, that you are asking about, is Windows NT/2000/XP utility, not Windows 95/98. If error message does not contain log file name, it is seemly not created. Check C: root and Windows folders for log flies anyway. To solve the problem, try to reinstall the application (Windows Messenger?).

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    Re: Event Log

    If you have it turned on (and this is off by default) you can have these errors written to a text file called FAULTLOG.TXT. Chances are high that this hasn't been enabled on your PC.

    You can hack the registry, or do yourself a favor and <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/NTWorkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp>download the latest TweakUI</A> and turn this on so you have a reference in the future. If I recall correctly,it's on the paranoia tab or thereabouts - Write errors to FAULTLOG.TXT - fair warning, it's not all that useful but you will at least have a record of what blew up and when. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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