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How to resolve Windows Event Log error message: 1079



This article provides information on How to resolve the Windows Error messages, "Event Log service is unavailable. Verify that the service is running" and "Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on local computer."


How to resolve the Windows Error messages, "Event Log service is unavailable. Verify that the service is running" and "Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on local computer"

If you attempt to open the Windows Event Viewer and the error message, "Event Log service is unavailable. Verify that the service is running" appears:

And, a manual attempt to start the Windows Event Log service yields the error message, "Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on Local Computer. Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process" appears:

Then, a modification to your Windows Registry will be required to resolve the issue. By altering the ObjectName registry value in the Windows Registry, you can resolve the service startup error 1079 when you modify the logon account name for that service. As a result, the Windows Event Log service can be started again.

WARNING: This solution requires modifying the Windows Registry. Dell recommends completing a backup of your Windows Registry before making changes to the registry. For more information regarding this topic, click here.

To resolve the error messages follow the steps below:

Windows 7
  1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar and type in the search box regedit.
  1. Click Regedit listed at the top under Programs.
  1. The Registry Editor opens. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog .
  1. Verify the Eventlog folder is highlighted. On the right side pane, double-click ObjectName.
  1. Under Value data, type the following: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and click ok.
  1. Close the Registry Editor and restart the system.
Windows 8.1
  1. Search for regedit via the Charms Bar.
  1. Click Regedit to open.
  1. The Registry Editor opens. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog .
  1. Verify the eventlog folder is highlighted. On the right side pane, double-click ObjectName.
  1. Under Value data, type the following: NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and click ok.
  1. Close the Registry Editor and restart the system.

After restarting the system, the Windows Event Log service issue will be resolved and you can open the Windows Event Viewer; however, if the error message continues after implementing the registry change, attempt to start the Windows Event Log service again manually. To start the Windows Event Log service manually, follow these steps:

Windows 7
  1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar and search for Services.msc.
  1. Click on Services listed at the top under Programs.
  1. The Services window opens. Scroll to find the Windows Event Log Service in the list and highlight it by clicking on the name.
  1. Right click and choose start from the context menu. The status will change and you can close the Services window.
Windows 8.1
  1. Open the Charms Bar and search for Services.msc.
  1. Click on Services to open.
  1. The Services window opens. Scroll to find the Windows Event Log Service in the list and highlight it by clicking on the name.
  1. Right click and choose start from the context menu. The status will change and you can close the Services window.



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上次修改日期: 12/04/2014 01:33 PM


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