Thanks for your reply:
issue (1) was obviously the major nuisance;
issue (2) is less of a headache but has been going on at least as long as this thread when I originally posted last October - since then, a Dropbox update changed the log status in the Event Viewer from 'Error' to 'Information' - so this problem has been going on for nine months (long enough for a pair of humans to produce baby) .
I will not try the beta version of Dropbox but wait patiently for the next official program update. As I have said, I can use the program appropriately for my own purposes with DbxSvc disabled so will continue in that manner until the matter is resolved.
Thanks for your comment. In my case my Windows 7 system is fully updated (including .Net Framework) and that has not had any effect on this Dropbox issue.
Not sure whether cumulative update 6 for Windows 10 or the Dropbox v29.4.20 update caused it, but this issue is back with Windows 10. My Application event log is full of these generating one every second. This is pretty annyoing if you're trying to use the event log to for anything but useless dbxsvc events. The only work-around for now seems to be to stop the dbxsvc and set it to manual startup.
Affecting Windows 10 Pro with all patches applied with Drobpox desktop client v29.4.20 installed and dbxsvc running.
Event log filled with eventid 320 events stating the following:
Failed to connect to the driver: -2147024894, retrying in 1000 milliseconds
Events appear every 10th of a second and fill event log in a matter of hours pushing out any useable event logs that may have existed there limiting the ability to use the windows application event log for troubleshooting.
Screenshot illustrating the issue: http://imgur.com/a/vLHXT
Windows 10 Pro with all patches applied including the latest Cumulative Security Rollup 6.
Dropbox v29.4.20 client.
Stop the dbxsvc service and set to manual startup. Once done the events immediately stop logging.
Thank you in advance for looking into this,
Since my client, running Windows 10 with Creator Update, loaded 29.4.20 it logs the following error once per second in application log:
"Failed to connect to the driver: -2147024894, retrying in 1000 milliseconds"
Event Id 320
Is there a way to turn error off? Is there some kind of fix coming?
Also posted on this.
If you install 30.3.15 it will reduce frequency of logging to once per minute.
This is still not a fix. I am leaving it shut down for the time being, hoping the fix is coming soon.