registry settings, so that you can submit the log to someone that can make heads or tails of the
information contained in it and thereby help someone to repair a computer.
I've always dreaded reading system logs. Not anymore, as this makes reading one a joy.
It's actually 2 programs.
_SysInfoLog.au3 - This program generates the log of a PC.
_SysInfoLogViewer.au3 - This program is the log viewer.
As you will notice, I used alot of the code thats in GetCommonstartups to make them.
But these are geared to collect the information on one PC and view it on another.
Because of redirection issues between 64bit Os's, the programs will have to be compiled
64bit if used on a 64bit machine and 32bit on a 32bit machine.
(I won't use "disable redirection" along with WMI in a script anymore -- been there, done that)
For the most part, the viewer looks just like GetCommonstartups, but without the teeth and not "live".
You will need a good understanding of registry values to interpret "Registry Settings".
The keys and values are enumerated whether they exist or not. This is because the program is
geared for trouble-shooting a PC.
Some keys are meant to be missing. Some values are meant to be blank. Some L@@K good, but are bad. And so on.
If you don't know, you can do a comparison on another machine of the "same OS" or find out from someone who does.
If a virus applied hidden attributes to a hard drive, you will be able to see "(HIDDEN)"
#RequireAdmin is needed to get "All" the info on a PC, although it will work without it, with "Less" info.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Last updated December 14, 2012
Both scripts are in the zipfile above. Please let me know if any problems. Thanks.
Edited by ripdad, 14 December 2012 - 08:37 AM.