The article [Q308427] states that an "event" is any significant occurrence in the system or in a program that requires users to be notified or an entry be added to one of three logs. The Event Log Service records application, security, and system events in Event Viewer. With the event logs in Event Viewer, users can obtain information about hardware, software, and system components, and monitor security events on a local or remote computer. Event logs can help identify and diagnose the source of current system problems, or help predict potential system problems.
Usually, on a daily basis, my Sony Laptop, P3, 700MHz undergoes a screen freeze, disabling the keyboard and touch mouse. My only option to recover is a forced reboot. I keep up-to-date on Windows updates. Chkdsk has not found anything misbehaving nor does running Norton Utilities WinDoctor or DiskDoctor. This usually occurs while I am using the mouse. Any thoughts short of reinstalling XP?