How to Find Crash / Error Events In Windows 10 Event Viewer

How to Find Crash / Error Events In Windows 10 Event Viewer

To view Windows 10 crash logs, you can make use of the built-in tool Event Viewer, which keeps a log of application and system messages, errors, warnings, etc. You can follow the steps below to check Windows crash logs Windows 10 with Event Viewer.

Step 1. Type Event Viewer in the Windows 10 Cortana search box. Then right click the best match Event Viewer and choose Run as Administrator.

Step 2. Here is the main interface of Event Viewer. On the left side of the window, you can view all the Logs according to the category. To view Windows 10 crash logs such as the logs of blue screen error, just click on Windows Logs.

the main interface of event viewer

Step 3. Then choose System under Windows Logs.

choose System under Windows logs

Step 4. Find and click Error on the event list. Then you can view the detailed crash log information shown up in the bottom of the window.

click Error and view the Windows 10 crash log

You can also create a custom view so you can view the crash logs more quickly. Here are steps on how to create a custom view.

Step 1. Click on Create a Custom View on the right window. As you click on Create Custom View, a new window will pop up.

create custom view

Step 2. Choose a time period you want to view. Then check the boxes next CriticalWarning and Error in the Event levels section.

check the boxes next Critical, Warning and Error

Step 3. Select the By log option. Then click the drop-down menu next to Event logs, and then select ApplicationSecurity and System.

select event log types

Step 4. Then click OK to save the settings.

Step 5. Name this custom view and then click OK to start to view the Windows 10 crash log.

Name this custom view

Step 6. Then you can view all the Windows 10 crash logs during the tome period you select.

view Windows 10 crash logs

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