June 5th, 2010, 03:03 PM
does windows vista keep a log of when windows is starting up and shutting down? If so, where can I find these. If not, how can I configure windows to do this? I want it to keep a logfile every time windows startsup or restarts or reboots? I am running windows vista home basic edition 6.0 all help is greatly appreciated
June 5th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Event Source: Security
Category: Log on Log off
Oops just re read your post. Nevermind
June 6th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Under each OS microsoft has an entry in the System event viewer. Example from my XP machine:
And that is how you will know if the system was restarted normally ... there are similar notices for having started after unknown shutdown, etc.... By digging through the logs by time, you may be able to determin who was logged in at the time, or you may just see unintelligible administrivia
Event Type: Information
Event Source: EventLog
Event Category: None
Event ID: 6009
Time: 04:59:04 AM
Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Multiprocessor Free.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp
Do the test yourself, Start-> Shutdown-> Reboot ... then look at the event viewer for that time spot.. and you'll see something similar for yours to indicate that the system is starting...
June 6th, 2010, 01:59 PM
- Choose Start > Control Panel.
- Click System and Maintenance, and then, in the Administrative Tools section, click View Event Logs.
- Double-click Windows Logs in the Event Viewer (Local) pane.
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June 6th, 2010, 02:38 PM
Last edited by TG2; June 6th, 2010 at 02:44 PM.
July 3rd, 2010, 02:42 PM
Thanks guys. Greatly appreciated,