In this post, we will help you fix the Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0 error with Event ID 1101 in Windows 11/10. Some users have reported that their computer hangs or freezes randomly and then they have to hard shut down or force shutdown it. And, after signing into their Windows PC again, they see the source as Eventlog with Event ID 1101 along with the error message in the Event Viewer window. It can happen while playing a game, watching a video, or performing some other activities. If you also face this problem, then the fixes covered in this post will help you.
What does Event ID 1101 mean?
Event ID 1101 is created for a particular event logged in the Event Viewer on Windows 11/10 when a system is rebooted or restarted without a clean or proper shutdown. This may be caused if the system becomes unresponsive, loses power unexpectedly, crashes, or is restarted or shut down forcefully by the user.
Event ID 1101, Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0
To solve this Audio events have been dropped by the transport. 0 error with Event ID 1101 on a Windows 11/10 PC, use the solutions covered below. Before that, you should update Windows (if not already). If the problem persists, use these fixes:
- Run DISM and SFC Scan
- Reset Windows Update Components
- Update device drivers
- Update or Reset BIOS.
Let’s check these options.
1] Run DISM and SFC Scan
If there is some problem with system image files or the system files are corrupted, which in turn is crashing or freezing your system, and you get Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0 error with event ID 1101, then you should run the DISM tool (also known as Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool) and perform an SFC scan or System File Checker. These built-in tools of Windows help repair or service Windows image and fix the corrupted system files. This might help you solve this issue.
2] Reset Windows Update Components
This is one of the best solutions to use as some users were able to get rid of this issue with this fix. If the problem is associated with the corrupt Windows update components, then you should reset Windows update components to default using PowerShell or a Tool. and see if this works.
Resetting the Windows update components requires multiple steps such as stopping Windows update-related services (BITS, Wuauserv, Cryptographic services, etc.), deleting the qmgr*.dat files, flushing or renaming catroot2 folder and SoftwareDistribution folder, etc.
Specifically clearing the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder and resetting the catroot2 folder has helped many.
Once done, restart your PC, and this should fix the problem.
3] Update device drivers
Incompatible or outdated device drivers can cause various issues. For example, the driver may fail to load for an associated device and this could be the reason that your desktop or laptop hangs or freezes randomly because of which you have to hard restart or shut down it, and then the event with event ID 1101 and the error message is logged in the Even Viewer. So, if there are incompatible or outdated drivers, then you should update the device drivers on your Windows 11/10 PC. This solution has also helped some users.
You can manually update drivers using Device Manager, look for driver updates in the Optional updates section of the Settings app, or download device drivers from the official site and install them.
TIP: In case the problem is caused by a specific device driver (like graphics driver, network driver, etc.), then you can also uninstall that driver and restart your PC. Windows will install that driver automatically and this may fix this issue.
4] Update or Reset BIOS
One of the users with the same problem benefitted from this solution. So, if you see Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0 error message and nothing works, then update BIOS and check if the problem is gone. You can download the latest BIOS update file (compatible with your product) from the manufacturer’s website and run it or create a bootable USB drive for it.
You may want to also consider resetting BIOS and see if that helps.
That’s all! Hope this is helpful.
How to clear out the Event Logs in Windows?
To clear the Event Log in Windows open an elevated PowerShell prompt and execute the following:
Get-EventLog -LogName * | where $_.Entries.Count -gt 0 | foreach Clear-EventLog $_.Log
What is the event ID for audit failure?
Event ID is a uniquely identifiable number for a specific logged event on a Windows PC. And, like any other event, the Audit success or Audit failure for each successful or failed event in Event Viewer is logged with a unique number, known as event ID. For example, if an account logon attempt fails on Windows 11/10, you may see An account failed to log on error message with Event ID 4625 for that particular failed event in the Event Viewer window.
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