Friday 15 April 2011

Error 2 when trying to start windows event log service

Today my Windows 7 machine couldn't start the windows event log service, and so I couldn't open the event log viewed.

After a bit of troubleshooting I found out that the issue seemed with a particular registry key.

Removing the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\parameters registry key allowed event log to start without problems.

1 comment:

BoxBinary / Alex Norcliffe said...

Thanks! No idea how you found this but you just saved my day (preparing for a conference tomorrow and this single registry key was preventing Event Log from starting, which in turn was causing IIS and IIS Express to fail)