I can't view the system log, please help!

By adu123
Aug 10, 2007
  1. When I click on the system log in the Event Viewer, a window pop up saying " the event log file is corrupt " If anyone knows how to troubleshooting it, please reply to me. thank you
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    The file is system.log in the windows\system32\config folder. However you cannot access the file while windows is running, even in safe mode.
    The only way I know how to get to this is to access the contents of the hard drive either from another O/S boot or by taking the drive out and connecting it to another PC. Once you have access you can copy it, rename it or whatever. There must be a better way - anyone any ideas?
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take a look at this Microsoft article and see if it helps.Give this a try and see if it helps.

    Regards Howard :)
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