If Windows 10 or an app isn’t acting normally, you can use the Event Viewer to diagnose and resolve the problem. We’ll demonstrate how to use Windows 10 Event Viewer.
What is Event Viewer?
Most users do not use or are aware of the Event Viewer. However, it should be the first place to look for troubleshooting information because this database will record virtually every hardware failure, app crash, driver malfunction, system issue, security access, and events from apps and services that are working normally.
If your device suddenly reboots, freezes, drivers aren’t behaving as expected, or you’re experiencing Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), the Event Viewer in Windows 10 may contain logs containing the information you need to resolve the problem or at the very least find clues to help you find a solution.
Who is the Developer of Event Viewer?
Event Viewer is a Microsoft Windows NT operating system component that allows administrators and users to view event logs on a local or remote machine. Windows Event Logs can provide information about the sequence and type of events that led up to a specific state or situation. Windows Event Logs include the following:
- System Event Log
- Security Event Log
- Application Event Log
- Directory Service
- File Replication Service
Why do We Need to Do This?
If Windows 10 or an app isn’t acting normally. If your device suddenly reboots, freezes, drivers aren’t behaving as expected, or you’re experiencing Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), the Event Viewer in Windows 10 may contain logs containing the information you need to resolve the problem or at the very least find clues to help you find a solution.
How to Use Event Viewer App in Windows 10
Clearing your Event Viewer logs is a great way to start from scratch and remove all existing logs to focus on new ones that come in. Follow the provided steps carefully.
- Launch the Event Viewer by typing its name into the search bar.
- It will launch the Event Viewer, giving you access to its various options and Windows 10 event logs.
- In the left-hand panel, navigate to Windows Logs > Application to view the host’s event logs.
- To find a specific log, right-click or tap and hold on a log category and select Find.
- Search for whatever you’re looking for in the Find box. It could be an application name, an event ID, an event level, or anything else.
- In the left-hand pane, right-click or tap and hold the event group you want to clear to remove all existing logs and focus on new ones that come in.
- Choose Clear Log.
- Select Save and Clear to make a backup of your existing logs before removing them. Choose a save location and a name, then click Save. Alternatively, if you want to remove them completely without a backup, choose Clear.
- Repeat for any other categories of logs that you want to clear.
When you finish the steps, the events will be deleted and the console will begin recording new ones. If you found this guide useful, please share it with your friends.