Admin tool event viewer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Maveric169, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    With the recent/current death of my mobo I was wondering if there was a way to get more use out of the event viewer. (see screenshot) The event viewer is one of the first things I check when my computer starts having a problem, but it is kind of a pain to go and check on a regular basis and 99% of the info in it I don't really need to know. But errors and warnings are good thing to keep on top of.

    Is there a way that you can set the event viewer to display a pop-up when something citical happens afer a certain number of identical events. Like in the screenshot, you can see that my mobo IDE controler was failing left, right, and sideways, well after that event happens say 3 or more times in a 24hr period I would really like to know.

    Any way I can set that up simply?
     

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  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'd suggest doing a Google search for "event log monitoring xp" (without the quotes).
    I came across several search results, but most of them seem to be enterprise management tools that cost a fortune. You might have some luck finding something cheap/free though.
     
  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    GL with this and post back what you find!

    I have BSOD symdrome on my NEO2 / AMD64 so it could be a handy thing for me to know.... reps to you if you find something!
     
  4. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    There's an app called "Eventsentry lite" it's freeware. I haven't used it but had some friends tell me about it back in the summer (they liked it) so this may be what you want.

    From Here
     
  5. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    we use winternals admin pack v5.0 at work, has a very nice crash reporter, that makes sense out of crashdumps.log
    very handy tool.. but very expensive too..