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Error Messages in Event Log Service Caused by File Size Limit

This article was previously published under Q109443
SYMPTOMS
The following error messages may occur in Event Log Service due to thedefault file size limitations or default Event Log Wrapping in Event LogSettings:
The application log file is full.
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The system log file is full.
CAUSE
The error messages described in the "Summary" section are really not error messages. They are warningmessages. They may occur if the size of the log file exceeds 512K, the default setting. They may also occur if the Event Log Wrapping is not set toOverwrite Events As Needed. The file sizes can be viewed in File Manager.The files are Appevent.evt and Sysevent.evt; they are located in the%WinRoot%\System32\Config folder.
RESOLUTION
To prevent the messages that are described in the "Summary" section:
  1. Open Administrative Tools, Event Viewer and Log.
  2. Select Log Settings.
  3. Change Maximum Log Size for each log to the desired size, depending on the hard disk space available, or select Overwrite Events As Needed from the Event Log Wrapping.
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Article ID: 109443 - Last Review: 02/20/2007 03:35:00 - Revision: 2.2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • kbprb KB109443
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