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15. Obtaining Advanced Error and Status Information on PCs

Mike Halsey1 
Sheffield, UK

So far we’ve only looked at the Windows Event Viewer in an overview. What it’s capable of however is much more than just storing error codes for blue screens and crashes, so let’s look at the Event Viewer in more detail.

Getting Detailed Information About Errors

When you click on an error in the Event Viewer, you’re given a wealth of information about it; see Figure 15-1. This begins in the top-central panel where you are shown each and every recorded instance of the error or event. I say recorded because Windows occasionally clears out old logs when it feels they’ll ...

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