Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

Event Viewer Logs - question

microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance maintenance






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2008
Lisa - NH
 

Posts: n/a
Event Viewer Logs - question
I went into the Event Viewer today to clear out my logs. Usually I just go
under Windows Logs and clear them out. I decided to go through everything
under Applications and Services Logs. There was a lot there.

I never pay any attention to these logs. I don't use them at all. I did
look through them before clearing and most of what I saw was just information
and I didn't really know what most of it was talking about anyway. A lot of
the times it says there's an error, I never noticed any problems. Then there
are times when I know there's a problem and it doesn't show anything.

The question is, is there a way to stop all these logs from being created in
the first place? Or is the program just a necessary evil that I will keep
ignoring? I hate using resources for things that I don't see a need to be
running.
Lisa
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2008
Nonny
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:12:03 -0700, Lisa - NH
<LisaNH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>The question is, is there a way to stop all these logs from being created in
>the first place? Or is the program just a necessary evil that I will keep
>ignoring? I hate using resources for things that I don't see a need to be
>running.


You will one day be glad they are running if you have a problem.

The resources they use are MINIMAL.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2008
Lisa - NH
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
"Nonny" wrote:

> You will one day be glad they are running if you have a problem.
>
> The resources they use are MINIMAL.
>


I doubt it. I never used the logs when I ran XP.......or Vista on my old
computer. I have had some small problems and the logs don't help me at all.
If I have a problem and I can't fix it, I try system restore (which I haven't
had to do on this computer). I always figure if I have a bad enough of a
software related problem that it's time to format & start over again. I used
to do it about once a year with XP. Any hardware problems, we just buy new
hardware if not covered under warranty.
Lisa
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2008
Nonny
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:23:01 -0700, Lisa - NH
<LisaNH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>"Nonny" wrote:
>
>> You will one day be glad they are running if you have a problem.
>>
>> The resources they use are MINIMAL.
>>

>
>I doubt it. I never used the logs when I ran XP.......or Vista on my old
>computer. I have had some small problems and the logs don't help me at all.
>If I have a problem and I can't fix it, I try system restore (which I haven't
>had to do on this computer). I always figure if I have a bad enough of a
>software related problem that it's time to format & start over again. I used
>to do it about once a year with XP. Any hardware problems, we just buy new
>hardware if not covered under warranty.
>Lisa


To ease your mind on the resources being used, the logs are here:

Windows\System32\winevt\logs

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2008
Nonny
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:07:36 -0500, Nonny <nonnymoose@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>To ease your mind on the resources being used, the logs are here:
>
>Windows\System32\winevt\logs


Looks as if the largest any log will get is 1MB.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2008
Mark H
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
Not exactly.
Some idiot errors that have no impact on computer functionality log
themselves in several times a second and can make these logs grow to
gargantuan size. When Vista first came out, I actually had to disable
monitoring of a non-existent drive to keep my 160 GB hard drive from filling
up every 24 hours. But, since no one else is complaining, it was obviously a
fluke, very rare and fixed with some update.

"Nonny" <nonnymoose@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:qnbf84l29tnp89bug9b9nrfsco1gkv733n@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:07:36 -0500, Nonny <nonnymoose@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> >To ease your mind on the resources being used, the logs are here:
> >
> >Windows\System32\winevt\logs

>
> Looks as if the largest any log will get is 1MB.



Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2008
Lisa - NH
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
"Nonny" wrote:

> To ease your mind on the resources being used, the logs are here:
>
> Windows\System32\winevt\logs
>
>


Thanks for the location. Right now there's hardly anything there as I
cleared them yesterday.
Lisa
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2008
Lisa - NH
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
"Nonny" wrote:

> Looks as if the largest any log will get is 1MB.
>


Just had one of those moments and realized I was looking in a different
folder. I just looked again and there are 55 files right now and they are
all 68.0 kb. I'll look at them again after some time passes.

I'm not really concerned about the space they take up. I was more concerned
about whatever process is running in the background all the time to create
these logs that I never pay any attention to.
Lisa
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2008
Nonny
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 07:04:04 -0700, Lisa - NH
<LisaNH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I'm not really concerned about the space they take up. I was more concerned
>about whatever process is running in the background all the time to create
>these logs that I never pay any attention to.


Look at Services then, and see what you can do without. They take
more resources than the creation of simple log files.

http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

Invaluable.

I have only 54 out of a possible 139 services running (129 being
native to Windows Home Basic - the other 10 are for software I
installed).

Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2008
Lisa - NH
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Event Viewer Logs - question
"Nonny" wrote:

>> Look at Services then, and see what you can do without. They take

> more resources than the creation of simple log files.
>
> http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm
>
> Invaluable.
>
> I have only 54 out of a possible 139 services running (129 being
> native to Windows Home Basic - the other 10 are for software I
> installed).
>
>


Thanks for reminding me about that site. I had used it in the past with XP
and I had used it on my old computer when I upgraded it to Vista. I haven't
done much with the services since I got this computer.
Lisa
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Event logs thousands of errors. john stuart microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance maintenance 0 12-26-2007 22:29
Article ID: 934640 In Windows, Event Viewer incorrectly displays IPv6 addresses in event descriptions KBArticles English 0 10-22-2007 20:00
HELP! With Activity Viewer Logs? Heidi microsoft.public.windows.vista.security 0 08-01-2007 02:56
subject windows Vista Event Logs access through WMI ( Applications and Services Logs) beeess microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking sharing 0 04-17-2007 19:02
windows Vista Event Logs access through WMI ( Applications and Services Logs) beeess microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 0 04-17-2007 19:00




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:12.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120