You can monitor certain events by using Event Viewer in Windows.

All significant events are captured in the Application log. To view the Application log, click Applicationin either the console tree or the details pane of Event Viewer.

The Sourcecolumn identifies the program in which the event occurred. It lists the following events:

To get more information about an event, double-click it. The Event Propertiesdialog box appears, with the event type identified in the header (for example, Information).

The Event Propertiesdialog box provides additional information about the event, including a description of the event. To move to the previous or next event’s Event Propertiesdialog box, click the appropriate arrow. To copy the description to your clipboard, click the Copybutton.