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Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on Local Computer. Vista

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  • Hi,

    One of many problems started to happen with my computer (Vista O/S)

    trying to start the event viewer service i get this message "Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on Local Computer. Error 1747: The authentication service is unknown."

    Along with a lot of other services giveing me the same error.

    Also windows can not detect any wireless networks, i am a systems builder and i have gone throw so many posts trying to find an answer to this but every one just seems to reinstall vista.

    Please help!!!
    Friday, September 05, 2008 1:01 AM

Answers

  • Hi

     

    The Services have a lot of connections and dependencies on each other. Usually when one fails, you will find others that have also failed.

     

    There are several threads on this forum dealing with this particular issue. Go to the following link.

     

    Re: Event Log stopped working - Error 1747 : The Authentication Service is Unknown - TechNet Forums:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2790941&SiteID=17


     

    Scroll down to the first message from Al Oliveira for the fix that seemed to work for a lot of other users.

     

    Come back to this thread and let us know if this helps.

     

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Friday, September 05, 2008 9:02 PM

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  • Hi

     

    The Services have a lot of connections and dependencies on each other. Usually when one fails, you will find others that have also failed.

     

    There are several threads on this forum dealing with this particular issue. Go to the following link.

     

    Re: Event Log stopped working - Error 1747 : The Authentication Service is Unknown - TechNet Forums:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2790941&SiteID=17


     

    Scroll down to the first message from Al Oliveira for the fix that seemed to work for a lot of other users.

     

    Come back to this thread and let us know if this helps.

     

     

    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer or Helpful button at the top of this message.
    By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.


    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Friday, September 05, 2008 9:02 PM
  • Thanks for your help but have already been to those threads and tried that agian.

    Also i found out what stuffed my wireless network, a program called "sysinternals" as soon as
    i installed that i could not find any wireless networks, trying to remove this program did not help and
    hearing that microsoft bought this program just added more stress to my problem.
    Monday, September 08, 2008 12:08 AM
  • Hi

     

    The 'Sysinternals Suite' is simply a group of tools used for troubleshooting. I can't imagine how just installing these tools would corrupt a wireless connection? How did you determine this?

     

    With so many services misbehaving and the other problems, you may be better off to just cut your loses and perform an upgrade install, after you backup all of your critical data.

     

    Regards,


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer or Helpful button at the top of this message.
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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Monday, September 08, 2008 1:33 AM
  • straight after installing the program my wireless network connection cut out wich it has never done before and when trying to find the network agian none could be found, The wireless service stoped and would not start agian with errors, using my onbaord wireless or my d-link wireless PCI card.

    I have just re-installed windows.
    Monday, September 08, 2008 2:52 AM
  • It will be much easier and much more efficient to re-install windows - though it can be done - trouble shooting and fixing each service will take far longer. It's likely the issue was caused by malware or could the hardware be faulty?

    In Any case to fix the Windows Event Log Service follow this guide:

    Windows Event Log Fails

    • Proposed as answer by A. TheOne Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:03 PM
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:03 PM