When you run the Event Viewer, you receive:
The Eventlog service on the local machine is not started.
Using Control Panel / Services / Eventlog / Start, you are greeted with:
Could not start the Eventlog service on \\<machine name>.
Error 1501: No event log file could be opened, so the event logging service did not start.
Insufficent permissions have been granted on the three log files in %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.
You require Change permissions on the Folder and files. Grant either or all of the following:
Admininstators - Change System - Change Everyone - ChangeThe default permissions on the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config folder, which I recommend, are:
Administrators - Full Control Creator/Owner - Full Control Everyone - List Server Operators - List System - Full Control