Windows Security Log Event ID 521

Operating Systems Windows 2003 and XP
CategorySystem
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2008
and Vista
 
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Windows Security log, Event Id 521

521: Unable to log events to security log

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This event is logged if Windows was unable to write events to the Security event log.

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Description Fields in 521

  • Status code: The code of the reason of the error. Typical values might include:
    • 0xc0000005 (STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION)
    • 0xc0000008 (STATUS_INVALID_HANDLE)
    • 0xc0000017 (STATUS_NO_MEMORY)
  • Value of CrashOnAuditFail: Whether the system should halt when not able to write to security log. See event 4906 for possible values.
  • Number of failed audits: The number of events affected.

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Examples of 521

Unable to log events to security log:
  Status code   : 0xc0000008
  Value of CrashOnAuditFail : 0
  Number of failed audits  : 52

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