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Cannot open Event Viewer anymore

  1. #1


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1

    Cannot open Event Viewer anymore


    Hi guys,
    I don't know what happened but I can no longer open Event Viewer. When I click on the icon to open it, the computer appears to work for a split second but then nothing happens. No window opens or anything.

    Any advice?

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    In the elevated command prompt run sfc /scannow
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    The first time I ran it i got some results but when I ran again to copy the results to send you I am getting:

    "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    That's fine, if you cannot still get to event viewer, do a Repair Install:

    Repair Install Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks. Is this basically the same thing as reinstalling Windows 8, ie. a fresh install?
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  6. #6


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It will just attempt to repair or install some system files, it is not the same as a fresh install. You do not lose programs or files.
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