Windows 7 Event Log Warnings

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Source – Event ID – Task Category

Kernel-EventTracing - 4 - Circular Kernel Context Logger

Rename the following file:

%windir%\panther\setup.etl to setup.old and reboot.

Found here.


Source : Time-Service

Resolve Address DNS issues

The computer running the Windows Time service client cannot locate the time source peer in Domain Name System (DNS). Resolve issues as necessary on the DNS Server service, and then resynchronize the client with the time source peer and confirm the resynchronization.

To resynchronize the client with the time source peer:

  • Open a command prompt as an administrator.
  • At the command prompt, type the following then press enter:
w32tm /resync
to confirm run the next line
w32tm /query /status

The second command's output indicates whether the synchronization was successful.

To learn more about the Windows Time service and related tools, see Windows Time Service Tools and Settings (

1002 - Known Folders

Error 0x80070002 occurred while verifying known folder {b4bfcc3a-db2c-424c-b029-7fe99a87c641} with path 'C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop'.

This error may occur several times with the last folder in the file path changing, i.e. it may read Documents instead of Desktop (as shown above).

Browse to the shown file path and create an empty folder with the same name as the last entry in the file path, i.e. in the above example Desktop is the last entry so create a folder called Desktop.

Found here


Log Name : Application

Source : Search

Task Category : Gatherer


1. Click on the Start Button, type "Indexing Options" (without quotation marks) in the Start Search box and press Enter.

2. To edit the "Index these locations" section click the 'Modify' button, remove all the Internet Explorer History and any "Offline Files" items linked to old/removed user profiles as well as user profiles standard users do not have access to, i.e. Administrator.

3. Click the "OK" button.

4. Next click the "Advanced" button.

5. If not selected click on the "Index Settings" tab.

6. Under Troubleshooting section, click the "Rebuild" button, then "OK".

7. When the rebuild has been completed click "Close" and reboot.

Thanks to Microsoft Technet.


Log Name - Application

Source - Winlogon

Symptoms - long time to get to log on screen.


Check Services and Scheduled tasks