Skip navigation

JSI Tip 3571. 'Could not start the Event Log service' error?

When you use the Event Viewer, you receive the subject error. When you try to manually start the Event Log service, you may receive:

Error 0126: The specified module could not be found.

It is likely that the Eventlog.dll file is missing from %Systemroot%\System32 and/or %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache.

To fix the problem:

1. Mount the Windows 2000-CD, unless the SourcePath is configured to a local or network drive.

2. Insure that the ServicePackSourcePath is properly set.

3. Run SFC /purgecache from a CMD prompt, which can consume considerable resources.

4. Type CD %SystemRoot%\System32\Dllcache.

5. Type Copy EventLog.dll %SystemRoot%\System32.

6. Type Net Start Eventlog.

7. Run the Event Viewer.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.