If you change the Maximum log size setting for each log file to a maximum setting of around 200 megabytes (MB) but you do not apply the changes correctly, the event log files may grow to be too large. The memory usage for the Services.exe process may become very large, leaving less available free memory. This may cause the computer to stop responding (hang).
If your server is currently not responding correctly because of this issue, try clearing all the event logs. This will reduces the working set size for Services.exe. Your server may recover without having to be restarted.
Article ID: 329095 - Last Review: Jan 7, 2008 - Revision: 1