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Error messages in event viewfinder

Look at all these error messages in event viewfinder. some are about startup, files, graphics???? Is viewfinder really sensitive? I get like 20 warnings errors..... per day, there are even errors from BEFORE I bought the computer

Message Edited by GreatNate1312 on 05-26-2009 04:24 PM[edit: resized image.]Message Edited by MikeLee on 05-26-2009 07:49 PM[edit: Changed subject to reflect user issue.]Message Edited by shannons on 05-27-2009 08:33 AM

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Kudos0

Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

It says it doesnt see norton BUT its running plaus some things failed GREAT

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Message Edited by shannons on 05-26-2009 05:05 PM
Kudos0

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Message Edited by shannons on 05-26-2009 05:07 PM
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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Old errors don't mean much.  You would probably be best to go to "Actions" in the menu bar and clear the entries.  Then keep an eye on the new errors, if any.  Since your computer seems to be working admirably, there is no point in thinking you need to fix something that happened so long ago.
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Hi Nate:

I will need new eyeglasses to see the contents of your images.

Perhaps it would be best to break them down into several *larger* pieces.

CompumindNIS 2009, XP-SP3, Vista-SP2, IE 8
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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Hello Compumind,

Allow me to offer a tip.

Click on GreatNate's name which will take you to the profile page. From the Image Gallery there, you can view the full size images.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Compumind:

If you click on GreatNate's name, you will go to his profile page where you can click on the pictures in his image gallery.  This will help.

Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

delphinium,

Great Minds ....

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Hi -

Great idea!

In the Image Gallery - makes complete sense!

Yes, great minds and good eyes

Thanks.

CompumindNIS 2009, XP-SP3, Vista-SP2, IE 8
Kudos0

Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Event viewer often logs many different computer processes. Unless norton identifies one of them as being a threat there should not be any immediate need to worry.

 

However, it is strange that you were recieving several error messages. When was the last time one occured? I noticed in your pictures part of your system tray is minimized. What other icons are supposed to be there?

 

Since some of the errors refer to graphics what graphics card and corresponding software are you using? It is possible that these errors are not directly related to norton (even if they are not norton related we do not mind helping you find out what is causing them), but are due to a way you are configuring your graphics card. Do you have it set to overclock speeds or very high quality graphics for games? This could be overwhelming your system somehow.

 

Please post some more specs about your problem. (ex. computer memory, graphics card + software, time last error occured, etc.)

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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Reality check.

It is not unusual to see any number of errors in Event Viewer.

EV merely collects data on these things and based on an internal table assigns each event a classification.  Those red x's or whatever they are sure look threatening, but most aren't.

I will use my computer setup as an example.

I have a number of shared directories amont the four computers that now comprise my household.  I don't use a host computer, so each of these are equal in status.  However, from their own point-of-view each one of them is higher in status than the other three.  This isn't usually a problem ... until there is a need to determine the dominant computer.  This happens when there is a shared state of some kind (can you see it coming?).  Yep, they argue about who is hosting the various shared directories.  And since they cannot resolve their differences, they whine to the system about how unfair things are and EV takes note of it and lets me know about this "unresolved" issue.  It doesn't cause any problems for me, but day-after-day, there are a number of reports about this issue.  Minor lock-ups, programs that fail to load, all these things make the error list even if they worked right two milliseconds afterward.

I would be very suspicious of anyone who reports here that they don't have a bunch of these warnings in EV.  Mostly, I stay out of EV unless I am trying to track down the culprit for a particular problem.  EV creates paranoia.  It's like taking a microscope to your carpet and seeing just how much microscopic life live there.  Now, that is frightening!  Safe, but frightening.

Of course, if you take a deep breadth, let it out, and read a number of entries carefully, and then think back about what happened to your computer at that moment, you might (maybe) figure out if any of these are real threats.  I wouldn't try, but you might have a taste for mental pain.  If so, enjoy.  

Now, just to address one particular problem that was reported: over-use of your graphics device.  Well, do you have thumbnails enabled in your visual media folders.  Ever put a whole bunch of new pictures into a folder and then watch as Windows more and more slowly displays each thumbnail.  I have one folder with over a hundred images, and oh my does that display slow down as it fills up.  Something like that can produce the report you got, especially if you are editing some of those pictures at the same time.  Just one possibility among many that I can conceive of.

I forget - where you actually having problems?  Or where you just wandering down new roads on your computer?

Good luck.

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Kudos0

Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Oh ok, I just have 1 desktop computer. Some are critical, some are not. Some are about files some are about boot up. I get like 20 warnings a day in EV??? But is that normal?
Kudos0

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Pexly I didnt even own the computer on 8/26. So that is odd that there are errors on that date??? Anyway I have NEVER played a game on this machine. most of the errors and critical errors are about boot, files.....
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GreatNate1312 wrote:
Oh ok, I just have 1 desktop computer. Some are critical, some are not. Some are about files some are about boot up. I get like 20 warnings a day in EV??? But is that normal?

Nate, it can be normal.

We are at the point where it comes down to usage.  Only you know how much, how frequently, and how hard you use your computer.

If most of these errors are of the same kind and you are not noticing any degradation of performance at any of the times noted in EV, then there probably is little if anything to worry about.

On the other hand, if you are regularly experiencing BSODs (blue screens of death) or freeze ups in programs, then you should explore these issues further.

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
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GreatNate1312 wrote:
Pexly I didnt even own the computer on 8/26. So that is odd that there are errors on that date??? Anyway I have NEVER played a game on this machine. most of the errors and critical errors are about boot, files.....

The 8/26 errors can probably be traced back to when the manufacturer was setting up the machine. 

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Kudos0

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ok thanks,maybe I should run disk cleanup? I havent ever run that
Kudos0

Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

just wandering down new roads on my computer, I dont remember triggering any of these errors. Anything I should do. I defraged the drive and ran disk clean up. anyone have any insight on this?>
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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

Go to "actions" in the event viewer, and choose to clear the logs.  At least then you will be working with fresh data, and saving space.  I can't recall if disck cleanup clears the event viewer.
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
Kudos0

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Well It shows the dates of the events so there is no need
Kudos0

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what do you want me to do? I cleared everything, now what?
Kudos0

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Check it every couple of weeks to see if any new warnings show up. 
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
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Re: Error messages in event viewfinder

I just see the same ones everyday, windows critical boot up errors, startup servicis taking longer than expected to start up, Desktop windows manager has degraded. I even see the errors from BEFORE I got the computer. probably from when  the os was installed. Im on Vista premium sp1, 3 gigs of ram, AMD athlon x2 4400, nvidia geforce 6150se gRAPHICS.  I NEVER play games on this computer either
Kudos0

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GreatNate1312 wrote:
I just see the same ones everyday, windows critical boot up errors, startup servicis taking longer than expected to start up, Desktop windows manager has degraded. I even see the errors from BEFORE I got the computer. probably from when  the os was installed. Im on Vista premium sp1, 3 gigs of ram, AMD athlon x2 4400, nvidia geforce 6150se gRAPHICS.  I NEVER play games on this computer either

GreatNate, If ever there were a time to get SP2, it would be now.  Most service packs don't just add to the existing system; they essentially repair a lot of it.  I can't say for sure this applies to SP2, but when I allowed it to install on my son's Vista computer I felt it had done a comprehensive job.  Just run Windows Update and accept the service pack.  It will take a long time, but there have been no issues since.

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Kudos0

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Do I need to back up my data and all that? Cus I dont have any back up disks. Do I disable norton. Iv heard it does not interact well with norton either???
Kudos0

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GreatNate1312 wrote:
Do I need to back up my data and all that? Cus I dont have any back up disks. Do I disable norton. Iv heard it does not interact well with norton either???

No backup is necessary.

Do not disable Norton.

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Kudos0

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Iv read other threads on here, and people say norton and sp2 have lots of errors together. they advise to wait. Im going to wait a bit befor I switch. ANy insight on all these errors? I have never insalled any software besides the os on the computer anyway.
Kudos0

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Mijcar has offered a valid solution.  As you can see from his signature, he has already updated his own equipment.  He knows of what he speaks.
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
Kudos0

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I have malware bytes free, super antispyware free and hijack this on my computer. are they compatible with sp2?
Kudos0

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There should be no problem, but if your are nervous about it, since they are all free, you could uninstall them and put them back in later.
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
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Do you think the error messages are a problem?
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Usually not.  Microsoft loads some things into the operating system "in case"  somebody needs it, like the parallel printer port drivers.  Most people don't use it, therefore it shows as an error on some systems because it is not functional.  That is just Microsoft.  You must remember that MS built the operating system, not Norton.  This kind of information will be available in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. 

The purpose of the log is to determine where the problem might be if you are having problems, and each error, if clicked on will take you to Microsoft for further information, if you click on the link that is provided.

You will just have to do, what we all have to do, which is look to Microsoft for the answers to determine the importance of the errors. If the error is important, a fix will be provided on the MS support page.

Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain

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