The Windows Event Log Service records application, security, and system events. You can see the recorded events via Event Viewer. One of the logs available in Event Viewer is the Application log, which contains events logged by applications or programs. This log can help you to identify and diagnose the source of an application problem.
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To open Event Viewer in Windows XP/Vista/7/8, follow these steps:
An alternative to search is sorting events. You can sort events by Level (Information, Warning, and Error), Date and Time, Source, etc. To find a recent event and its details sort events by Date and Time in decreasing order (from the latest to the earliest dates).
After you select event by clicking it, event details are shown in the Preview pane, which is usually located below the events list. You can also double-click on an event to display its details in the Event Properties window. To copy event details to clipboard, click the Copy button in the Event Properties window.