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how to look at the eventlog with windows xp pe

Posted on 2009-07-14
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our windows 2003 sbs server is down after windows updates (13 of those) on Monday.

it just keep rebooting.  questions:

1. how do I look at the eventlog
2. someone mentions a windows xp pe, I have a copy, and it comes to a command prompt with x:\i386 (from a CD)

thanks in advance for your help.  it is very urgent.
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Easiest way is to copy the event logs off, and look at them on another system.  they should be in
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\*.evt
on the working system, rt click on the "Event Viewer" and open log file.

If PE doesn't allow you to copy the files, try UBCD4Win, has a good gui, and might even allow you to view the logs right there.
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thanks.  what is ubcd4win n how do we do that.  we need your help.  
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its a boot cd, that will allow you access and tools for the server.
http://www.ubcd4win.com/
its and instal, and program, follow the directions to create one.
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