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Windows 10 crash log

When you computer crashes, a crash log will be generated, which can help you analyze the causes of the crash. But, do you know how to view Windows 10 crash logs and error logs? If you don't know, don't worry. This article from MiniTool will show you how to view Windows 10 crash log with two methods.

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Method 1. View Windows 10 Crash Logs with Event Viewer

To view Windows 10 crash logs, you can make use of the built-in tool Event Viewer, which keeps a log of application and system messages, errors, warnings, etc. You can follow the steps below to check Windows crash logs Windows 10 with Event Viewer.

Step 1. Type Event Viewer in the Windows 10 Cortana search box. Then right click the best match Event Viewer and choose Run as Administrator.

Step 2. Here is the main interface of Event Viewer. On the left side of the window, you can view all the Logs according to the category. To view Windows 10 crash logs such as the logs of blue screen error, just click on Windows Logs.

the main interface of event viewer

Step 3. Then choose System under Windows Logs.

choose System under Windows logs

Step 4. Find and click Error on the event list. Then you can view the detailed crash log information shown up in the bottom of the window.

click Error and view the Windows 10 crash log

You can also create a custom view so you can view the crash logs more quickly. Here are steps on how to create a custom view.

Step 1. Click on Create a Custom View on the right window. As you click on Create Custom View, a new window will pop up.

create custom view

Step 2. Choose a time period you want to view. Then check the boxes next Critical, Warning and Error in the Event levels section.

check the boxes next Critical, Warning and Error

Step 3. Select the By log option. Then click the drop-down menu next to Event logs, and then select Application, Security and System.

select event log types

Step 4. Then click OK to save the settings.

Step 5. Name this custom view and then click OK to start to view the Windows 10 crash log.

Name this custom view

Step 6. Then you can view all the Windows 10 crash logs during the tome period you select.

view Windows 10 crash logs

Windows Reliability Monitor also enables you to view recent system and application crashes. Here’s how to check Windows 10 crash logs with Reliability Monitor.

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Method 2. View Windows 10 Crash Log with Reliability Monitor

Step 1. Type reliability in the Windows 10 Cortana search box. Then click the best match View reliability history.

Step 2. From the main interface, you can see that the Reliability Monitor window is arranged by dates. If Windows crashes or freezes, you will see a red circle with an "X" representing the failure, as shown below.

the main interface of the Reliability Monitor

Step 3. If you want to view a certain day’s crash log, just click that day’s column and more detailed information will be displayed at the bottom. You can also double click one of the listed events to open a new window with more information.

reliability details


Event viewer and Reliability Monitor are all good for you to check Windows 10 crash logs. Choose a tool you like and you can get all the Windows crash log information.

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