Information Systems and Services

When I log into Windows, I see a message that says “security log is full.” What do I need to do?

The Security Logs are full, and needs to be cleared.

Clear out the security logs.


  1. Right-click on “My Computer”
  2. Select “Manage”
  3. Select “Event Viewer” from the panel on the right.
  4. Right-click on each of the items to the right, and select “Clear all items”
  5. A dialog box will appear asking you to save the log. Select “No”
  6. Right-click on “Security” and select “Properties”
  7. At the bottom of the next window select “Overwrite events as needed”
  8. Select “Ok”
  9. Close out of open windows.

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