Event Viewer search

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  1. screamer

    screamer Registered Member

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    At one time I had a program that searched the Event Viewer for a description of the "event" listed.

    Instead of: For more information, see Help and Support Center at:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    or the event ID. This app (to the best of my recollection) would google the event ID to a specific web site and give a detailed explanation.

    Does anyone recall seeing such an app?

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    I "think" I found the app I was referring to: Event Log Explorer. At least it's close to what I remember having.

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    Upon reflecting back, EventID was exactly what I was looking for. There's a registry hack that allows you to click on the error and it brings you to EventID.net which in turn explains the issue.

    Here's the code if anyone cares for it. It's obvious, but needs to be said: if you're gonna mess w/ the registry, always back-up first.

    EventViewerReDirect.txt / .reg

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Event Viewer]
    "MicrosoftRedirectionProgramCommandLineParameters"="-url hcp://services/centers/support?topic=%s"
    "MicrosoftRedirectionURL!"="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp"
    "MicrosoftRedirectionURL"="http://www.eventid.net/eventviewer.asp"
    "MicrosoftRedirectionProgram!"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d, 00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,50,00,43,00,48,00,65,00,61,00,6c,00, 74,00,68,00,5c,00,48,00,65,00,6c,00,70,00,43,00,74,00,72,00,5c,00,42,00,69, 00,6e,00,61,00,72,00,69,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,48,00,65,00,6c,00,70,00,43,00, 74,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00
    "MicrosoftRedirectionProgram"=-

    ...screamer
     
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    Interesting tip, thanks screamer.

    There was also this post from climenole on this very same subject.
     
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