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Windows 7: Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer


Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer

How to View Previous Shutdown and Restart Details in Windows
Published by Brink
03 May 2011
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How to View Previous Shutdown and Restart Details in Windows


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This will show you how to view the date, time, and user details of all shutdown (power off) computer events in Event Viewer in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.





Here's How:
1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type eventvwr.msc, and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).

3. In the left pane of Event Viewer, double click/tap on Windows Logs to expand it, click on System to select it, then right click on System, and click/tap on Filter Current Log. (see screenshot below)
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4. Do either step 5 or 6 below for what shutdown events you would like to see.

5. To See the Dates and Times of All User Shut Downs of the Computer
A) Click/tap on the drop down arrow to the right of Event sources, check the USER32 box, and click/tap in the <All Event IDs> field. (see screenshots below)
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B) In the <All Event IDs> field, type 1074, then click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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C) This will give you a list of power off (shutdown) and restart Shutdown Type of events at the top of the middle pane in Event Viewer.

D) You can scroll through these listed events to find the events with power off as the Shutdown Type. You will notice the date and time, and what user was responsible for shutting down the computer per power off event listed. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The user is listed as Computer Name/User Name, such as Brink-PC\User-name for example.
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E) Go to step 7.
6. To See the Dates and Times of All Unexpected Shut Downs of the Computer
A) In the <All Event IDs> field, type 6008, then click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)
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B) This will give you a list of unexpected shutdown events at the top of the middle pane in Event Viewer. You can scroll through these listed events to see the the date and time of each one. (see screenshot below)
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7. When finished, you can close Event Viewer.
That's it,
Shawn









03 May 2011   #1
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you Brink! Nice tutorial!


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03 May 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Boshko.
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04 May 2011   #3
asteidl

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Good to see, since my install back in January, no unexpected shutdowns. So far, 7 has been infinitely more stable for me than any other previous Windows versions I've used. Thanks, Brink.
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04 May 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Asteidl, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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09 May 2011   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Another great tutorial, thanks.

Bookmarked for recommendations.
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09 May 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Dave.
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07 Sep 2012   #7
keval

i have two pcs 1)win-7, Ultimate x64 & 2)win-7, Ultimate x32
 
 
Great Tutorial

Awesome Tutorial. its really very help full to me.
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07 Sep 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad you like it Keval, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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09 Oct 2012   #9
phantom1969

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you Brink.
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