Windows 7 Event Viewer
Whenever these sorts of events occur, Windows records the event in an event log and you can analyze these events by using Event Viewer.
Advanced users may find the details contained in the event logs useful when troubleshooting problems with Windows and other programs.
Application or program events. Events are classified as error, warning, or information, depending on the seriousness of the event. An error is a significant problem, such as loss of data. A warning is an event that isn't necessarily significant, but might indicate a possible future problem. An information event describes the successful operation of a program, driver, or service.
Security-related events. These events are called audits and are described as successful or failed depending on the event, such as whether a user trying to log on to Windows was successful.
Setup events. Computers that are configured as domain controllers will have additional logs displayed here.
System events. System events are logged by Windows and Windows system services, and are classified as error, warning, or information.
Forwarded events. These events are forwarded to this log by other computers.
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