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Troubleshooting Tools in Windows 10

How to use Event View in Windows 10

Kevin Blazei


Within Windows 10, there is an application called Event Viewer. This program tracks and logs any event a user runs and puts it into a log that they can track usage, errors, and any other software or hardware issues. If a user notices that their computer is running slow or if programs are suddenly closing, they can bring up Event Viewer to see if a problem was logged.

Bringing up Event Viewer is as easy as going into the Windows search bar and typing in “Event Viewer”. This brings up this menu:

Within this menu, a user can see how the computer breaks down its logs into multiple categories. Application and Services Logs shows the user any problems the software they are running reports. Windows Logs breaks everything down into categories: Application, Security, Setup, System, and Forwarded Events. Each section shows all reports sent to the Event Viewer inside each category.



Using the Event Viewer is key to troubleshooting a majority of issues that could arise. If a user is trying to play a video game and it keeps crashing, Event Viewer can point them in the right direction for repairing the issue. All errors create an Event ID. This ID can be researched online to find the exact reason an error was reported. Find this by doubling clicking on an error.

Any information an Administrator or User would need to troubleshoot would be within this window. According to this Event ID 10016, the Microsoft support page states that a Microsoft component is trying to access DCOM components without required permissions and to just ignore it.