Subject Re: [firebird-support] event log error 251
Author Rik Barker
Hi Rob,

>I have been looking at a clients machine via ts to see why they are
>experiencing crashes. In the event log I found the following ....
>The description for Event ID ( 251 ) in Source (
>FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance ) cannot be found. The local computer
>may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to
>display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the
>/AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for
>details. The following information is part of the event: Server Started:
>Guardian starting: C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exe‚.

That's not actually an error, is it? Event ID 251 seems to be a "Server
Started" message. I'll bet this is labelled "Information" in your event log.

Don't be misled by the "The description for Event ID (251) cannot be found"
message. This gets put into the event log by Windows if the executable in
question does not have a message table resource embedded for your current
language environment or doesn't have that message ID at all.

The relevant part of the message is always the bit that appears after "The
following information is part of the event". In this case, that's "Server
Started: Guardian starting: C:\Program
Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exe‚.", which isn't the cause of
your problem.

Above and beyond that - since I've only been using Firebird for 4 days,
I'll bow out and let someone else help you fix your problem.