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:
Information: System events are generated when common system
activity occurs, such as a system component being started or
stopped. All events identified as System events are included as
Information events in Event Viewer.
Warning: Critical events affect the system’s performance,
but will not cause the system to fail. All events identified as
Critical events are included as Warning events in Event Viewer.
Error: Fatal events lead to system failure if they are not
addressed. All events identified as Fatal events are included as
Error events in Event Viewer.
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.