Error message after you click “Save and Clear” in Event Viewer on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Vista-based computer: “Event Viewer could not clear the log”
Consider the following scenario:
- You are running a Windows Server 2008-based computer or a Windows Vista-based computer.
- In Event Viewer, you click Save and Clear to create a .csv file, a .txt file, or an .xml file.
Although the file is created successfully, the event log is not cleared as expected. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Event Viewer could not clear the log. The following error occurred: The parameter is incorrect.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB951691.