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Event Viewer and Services problems: I Double Click on any Event or Service and nothing happens

Posted on 2004-10-18
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Hi...

I'm trying to debug a problem I have with my network wich I think is with RPC (I'm sure it's not a virus) but when I go to Event Viewer and try to see the properties of the errors I'm getting nothing happens, it also happens with the services...

Thks
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by:robrandon
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Is the event log empty, or the items are there and you can't open them?  What is the deal with the services?
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by:Debsyl99
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Have you tried a virus scan at all? May well be a good idea-
Trend Housecall
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

What happens if you try start-> run - type in services.msc?
In event viewer - can you right-click on a log - save-as and save it under another name - note the type ie application, system etc.. Then In event viewer try file - open log file - navigate to the one you've just saved, tell it what sort of file it is as noted earlier - then will it open?

Just in case it's useful:
How to Delete Corrupt Event Viewer Log Files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;172156

Deb :))
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by:betorivas
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Sorry Guys... but I've completly scaned the pc for viruses and also emptied the event log and re-booted, and still the same when I double click a single event nothing happens
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by:robrandon
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Is the event log empty?   Meaning, can you see the items in the list before you are double-clicking, or is it completely blank?

What is going on with the services?  Do they show up in the list, or is the whole list blank?

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by:Debsyl99
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Hi

It would appear that the event logs are visible in event viewer, but can't be viewed when double-clicking on them, which suggests a corruption not in the logs directly but elsewhere. Could you try saving the logs as I described earlier, transferring them to a 2000 pc, and then use a functioning event viewer to view them?

Deb :))
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by:betorivas
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Well guys... I've just uninstalled the network card and installed brand new drivers for it and also re-applied sp4 and everthing is working fine... so thnks anyway
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by:Debsyl99
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Well good for you - suggest you post a question community support that you solved it yourself with a link to this question, and request PAQ and points refund,

Best wishes,

Deb :))
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