One of our servers is running Windows 2000 server with SP4. If I open Event Viewer, click Application or System, there is not information on the left panel. It is empty. These are what I did.
1. If I press F5 in System to refresh, the System Events display. However, that doesn’t work in Application Event.
2. The AppEvent.evt is located in c:\winnt\system32\config. The size is 1023KB and the date is 7/28/2004.
3. If I go to the properties of the Application event>Filter, all event type are checked. The problem is the both From and To are current date and time, for example 3/9/2005, 3.20.03 PM. They are gray out and can’t be changed. However, If I switch From/To to Event On, I may be able to change the date and time. But that doesn’t any changes. Just not information display.
4. If I try to Restore Default, The Filter will come back and both From and To are the same date and time.