Error message after you click Save and Clear in Event Viewer on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Vista-based computer: Event Viewer could not clear the log

Error message after you click Save and Clear in Event Viewer on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Vista-based computer: Event Viewer could not clear the log

Article ID : 951691
Last Review : April 24, 2008
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:

• You are running a Windows Server 2008-based computer or a Windows Vista-based computer.
• In Event Viewer, you click Save and Clear to create a .csv file, a .txt file, or an .xml file.

Although the file is created successfully, the event log is not cleared as expected. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Event Viewer could not clear the log. The following error occurred: The parameter is incorrect.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, manually clear the event log after you save the file in Event Viewer.

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Ultimate

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