Start -> Create a restore point -> Create
A few days ago my event viewer service failed to start, and I went on a crazy goose chase that was most unpleasant. I suspect my life would have been better if I had a working restore point, so I'm sharing my wisdom with you: create a restore point now.
Some surprising things I found on my journey:
- Eventlog not starting because The Authentication Service is Unknown (Error:1747) => Winsock Catalog corruption.
- netsh winsock reset should fix said corruption but didn't in my case.
- Rumor is when netsh winsock reset doesn't work and you need to get tcp to reinstall to rebuild the catalog.
- Honestly I don't know how I got this fixed, but in theory a restore point would have fixed it.
Summary: Go set a restore point now :)