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Event Log - Windows XP Service

Enables event log messages issued by Windows-based programs and components to be viewed in Event Viewer. This service cannot be stopped.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Event Log
Service name:Eventlog
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\services.exe
Error control:normal
Group:Event log
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Event Log service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Event Log fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Eventlog service has failed to start.

Dependencies

If the Event Log is stopped, the Windows Management Instrumentation fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Event Log

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreEventLogWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the services.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.