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Windows - Error Message: "Application Log File Is Full"
This document explains how to troubleshoot the Windows error message "The application log file is full." This error applies to Windows 2000/XP only.
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SYMPTOMWindows 2000 or XP gives the following error message:
"The Application Log File is Full."
SOLUTIONChange the event viewer settings to "Overwrite as needed."
- Click on the Start Menu.
- Choose Programs.
- Choose Administrative Tools
- Click on Event Viewer.
- Click on the Start menu.
- Choose Settings and click on Control Panel, for XP just click on Control Panel.
- Double-click on Administrative Tools.
- Double-click on Event Viewer.
- Right click on Application and select Properties.
- Under the General tab, select the Overwrite events as needed option.