I'm sure there will be topics and tutorials available in a Google search, but the best way is to get stuck in.
If you open the Event Viewer the two main logs you need to look at are the "Application" and "System" log entries.
They will give you " i " for information, " ! " yellow triangle for warning, and and " ! " Red circle for error.
The logs log everything that happens during the running of the OS and all the information entries are fine and can be ignored unless you are looking for anything specific.
When you highlight any entry, you will see a detailed report below. For XP you will see an Event ID with details of what caused it, eg source of the error. The Event ID can be searched for in Google.
If you have a particular error you want to know more about, tell us what it is and perhaps someone here will know more about it.
Anyone know a good way to learn event viewer? I guesse the answer to that question lies in beeing able to find the meaning of an error found there.
Windows XP Pro