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When you attempt to open an Event Viewer log file (.evt file) that is included in a Windows Reporting tool (Winrep) .cab file, you may receive the following error message:
NOTE: The text of the message may vary, depending on the type of log file you are attempting to open (application, security, and so on).
Unable to complete the operation on "Saved System Log".
The event log file is corrupted.
This behavior occurs because the .evt file is saved and compressed in the .cab file that the Windows Reporting tool (Winrep) generates. The event logs included with Winrep cannot be opened in Event Viewer.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
To work around this issue, use the appropriate method.
Method 1Save Event Viewer log files separately as individual .evt files and do not include them with the Winrep .cab file:
Method 2Configure Event Viewer files as text files and include them with a Winrep .cab file:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.