The Microsoft Windows NT Event Viewer is part of the Windows NT
Operating System. The Event Viewer allows you to monitor and manage system,
security, and application events and errors on your system. The Windows NT
Event Viewer is a repository for critical events such as a full power failure
or not so critical events, such as an incorrect password entered when you
attempt to log in.
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To open the Microsoft Windows NT Event Viewer complete these
From the Desktop, click Start >
Programs > Administrative Tools >
To save event logs when you are in the Event Viewer, select
Log > Save As.
The Save As Dialog box displays.
File Name: specifies the file name for the Save
Save As Type: specifies the file format to save
the log information.
Event Log Files (*.EVT) - creates an Event Log File. This file
can be opened at a later time on any Microsoft Windows NT Workstation using
Text Files (*.TXT) - creates a text file that can be opened in
another application such as Notepad.
Comma Delim. Text (*.TXT) - if you plan to use the information
in another application such as a
Save in: click the down arrow to list available
folders on your computer. To open a folder, click the folder
The event-log service starts automatically when you run Windows NT.
You can stop the event log with the Services tool in Control
Refer to Microsoft Windows NT Event Viewer Help for additional
information (from the Menu bar, click Help >