"Could not start event logger" error at windows startup

I have two esplorer.exe: 1 in WINNT and 1 in WINTN\SYSTEM32 iconless
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Event Viewer Problems

First Ensure the Event Viewer Service Is started, Click Start > Run > Services.msc {enter} if its running or not do the following, if it is running set the startup type to disabled then reboot and do the following.

1. Do a search on the system for .evt files Then Delete them all (Don't worry) they are recreated when you reboot, if you feel nervous about deleting them move them into a folder. Usually the Event viewer service WONT start because of a corrupt .evt file. Then Reboot. And restart the Event Log Service

2. If it still isn't working you probably have a missing value from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog You can go To a working system and copy the attributed of this key to your defective system.

*****Links*****

Could Not Start the Event Log Service
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279754

How to Delete Corrupt Event Viewer Log Files
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=172156

Event Logs Are Corrupted
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=829246

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20705881.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20705881.html
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