How to use Event Viewer intelligently for diagnosis Windows issue?

NndnG 1,101 Reputation points


Most of us use third-party applications for diagnosis issues of Windows.

On another side, some of experts use Event Viewer for diagnosis various issues of Windows.

I open Event Viewer but don’t know, how to use it intelligently and quickly for diagnosing Windows issue.

Please let me know various ways and tricks related to Event Viewer.

I’ll be thankful to you for giving your time.

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  1. Jenny Yan-MSFT 9,326 Reputation points

    Kindly note that even a properly functioning system will show various warnings and errors in the logs you can comb through with Event Viewer. Assuming your PC is working properly, you can pretty much ignore the errors and warnings that appear in the Event Viewer, thus, we always suggest to dig event logs when there is the actual problem for windows.

    Moreover, different behavior of problems will guide you to check different folders of the event viewer structure. You could also check the event logs based on the time occurrence of the issue. Then search the internet with the exact event ID and the general description to narrow the down the causes of the problem.

    Here is an example of How to Use Event Viewer to Find Your PC’s Boot Time
    Monitoring Windows Event Logs - A Tutorial

    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.


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