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windows 2003 server R2 and system event log


We have purchased 2 dell poweredge 1800 servers both running windows 2003 server R2.

They are both having the same issue and that is when you go into the event viewer and try to view the system log it tells you it is corrupt. All other logs are fine.

Is this a know issue with 2003 R2 as it seems strange for them both to be having the exact same problem.

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maybe you installed from the same cd set and the cd's have problem on that.  i suggest the solution by rindi.
That's probably the issue described here:
You receive a "The event log file is corrupt" error on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP1, an x64-based version of Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Just call Microsoft and tell them that you need the hotfix from the above article, and they'll send you (should be free of charge) a download link to a password protected zip archive and the password.
You can try the usual approach by disabling the event log service, restarting, deleting (or moving) the corrupt event log file, setting the event log back to automatic, and booting again; but this will probably not help, as it's caused by the network drivers.
How to Delete Corrupt Event Viewer Log Files

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