Very Odd anyone see Event Viewer do this before?

Posted on 2003-10-31
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
2k4 Server.

When I look at at event the event view System Log the screen is blank even though it says that there are 2,347 events.

The other logs will also show a blank screen with 0 events but if I refresh then numerous events show up.

No matter how many time I refresh on the System Log I cannot see the events.

If I export the events and copy them to another computer then I can see the events.

I have never seen this behavior before, anyone else?
Question by:praflik
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Expert Comment

ID: 9661586
When a log is very large and your PC not so fast then there can be quite a delay for the log to appear.
Have you tried waiting a few minutes?

Author Comment

ID: 9672013
The server is only six months old.  The behavior started just recently after the upgrade to SP4.  Proc is 2.0G and it is not a very busy srever.  This was working just fine.

Accepted Solution

vtobusman earned 50 total points
ID: 9672050
 I have seen this and it has to do with the large files heres what i did...
 right click on the log and go to properties  verify the max size is like 512k
and then click the box that says " Overwrite as needed "

   You will have to clear the log then it will start working since i have done this i have had no issues...

  Hope it works for you ... Good Luck
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Author Comment

ID: 9673484
Thank you.  Clearing the log has fixed the problem.

Expert Comment

ID: 9673550
 remember to check the box overwrite as necessary and it wont happen again

Expert Comment

ID: 9693198
I have had this on a number of occasions

Causeed by blaster stopping the svchost rpc service.

check your network for msblaster

Author Comment

ID: 9701828

Overwrite was nad is checked.  Log was only 512k.  Clearing fixed the problem so the problem wasn't a too large log file but the same fix applied.

foxp44, no blaster, we are well protected against that bugger.

Expert Comment

ID: 10327410
Please view Microsoft Knolegebase article #: 829246 for a permantent fix for this bug.

You will need to contact Microsoft Product Support services to request this Post SP4 Patch

The problem is cuased by the Event Log not wrapping and becoming corrupt.

The other acceptable fix is to Disable the Event Service, restrt the server, delete the .Evt files enable the Event Service and reboot the server. Then set the Event Logs to automatically overwrite once they reach the set size (e.g. 512kb)

The best permantent fix though is the patch.


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