Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win


Event log doesn't overwrite as needed in SP4

Posted on 2003-11-05
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hello All,
After upgrading from SP3 to SP4 on several Windows 2000 PRO machines everything looked fine, but from time to time applications can't write to the event log.
When I try to view the application event log it appears to be empty. If I "clear all events" and re-start the service, the problem is fixed and applications can write to the event log. But it usually repeats itself after a few hours/days.

I could replicate this problem several times and it is very disturbing because I have many applications writing to the event log.
The application event log is set to "overwrite events as needed'.

Any ideas?

Question by:idophir
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 49

Expert Comment

ID: 9687335
Check this

you may get some idea



Author Comment

ID: 9687388
Couldn't find anything.
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.


Author Comment

ID: 9687507
The event log is proparly configured - it just not working as it should.
The first link shows a way to clear the log using a script. I might use it if I won't find any other solution but I don't like it.
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 9687904
Try going back to SP3 on one machine and see if it still happens.  If it doesn't, reapply SP4 and hope it works OK.

Author Comment

ID: 9688029
It worked fine with SP3.
It happened on many machines including in a different company - I don't think re-applying will help.
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 9693033
There are a lot of bugs with SP4 so it might be worth just keeping on SP3 with latest patch's until SP4a/SP5 comes out.

Author Comment

ID: 9693594
That is always a good advice - always be one step behind with MS products.
However, I don't want to go back to SP3 because I would hate to test the MS uninstall utility.

Accepted Solution

royaleflan earned 1600 total points
ID: 10082581

I am also experiencing this same problem (event log not overwriting as needed) on W2K systems in the field.

You might want to try this SP4 hotfix. The hotfix claims to fix a problem with corrupt event log files when the log is full and wraps.


Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
There can be many situations demanding the conversion of Outlook OST files to PST format and as such, there is no shortage of automated tools to perform this conversion. However, what makes Stellar OST to PST converter stand above the rest? Let us e…
Integration Management Part 2
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…
Suggested Courses

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question