how can i recover my event log?

Posted on 2005-05-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
somehow i cannot view any logs in the event can i recover it?
Question by:gianitoo
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    I think you have to be logged in as admin
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    i am the admin
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    i clicked on it and i get an error that cannot find the log  for applications  and events only
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    It might be corrupted event log files. W2k had several problems throughout the service packs, and there's a post-SP4 hotfix out as well.
    To get your log working again, you'll need two reboots. Do the following:
    Set the start type of the event log to "Disabled" (you can't stop the service), reboot.
    Go to %Systemroot%\system32\config, rename/delete/move the *.evt files (the actual event log files).
    Set the start type of the event log back to "Automatic", reboot again.

    Event logs are corrupted

    How to Delete Corrupt Event Viewer Log Files

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