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Windows 7: Is there reboot or restart log to explain why or what?

16 Feb 2010   #1
BladeParker

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Is there reboot or restart log to explain why or what?

I get a system restart sometimes. Is there a log anywhere I can find out why the pc says this occurred?


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16 Feb 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Random re-boots are a difficult thing to trace as the actual event does not give the operating system time to react and write an error message - you may find some clues in the Event manager - but this may be misleading as the actual cause of the re-boot is rarely logged.

To find the Event Log right click on Computer and select manage

The most common cause of random re-boots is probably the Power supply but of course there are other possibilities.

First things to do is check that the specification of the PSU is sufficient for the hardware installed
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16 Feb 2010   #3
Ch@n

 

You can also let us know whether your system restarts when it is left idle or whenever you try to invoke some action. Like starting a application, playing songs/vdos etc.
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17 Feb 2010   #4
BladeParker

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you. The even log was what I was looking for.
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27 Sep 2010   #5
MisterBill2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Also having this problem

I am also having this problem. It's happened 2 or 3 times so far (I got a new machine a couple of months ago) and it always happens when I am away and the machine is idle. At first I thought it was Windows Update but I have that set to not install without my telling it to do so. I looked at the Task Manager and figured out how long the system has been up, so I went to System Events and found the events after the reboot. I've got this message after it restarts:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

The first message after the reboot is at 11:40:32am and the previous message was at 10:17 so there is nothing obvious there (I guess it could show that it was not a clean shutdown since there are likely lost messages). I checked my C: disk for files modified around 11:40 to see if I could figure out what was going on when it rebooted. At 11:38, there is activity in
C:\Users\bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Feeds\FeedsStore.feedsdb-ms

Also FeedsStore.feedsdb-ms and Internet Explorer Suggested Sites~.feed-ms in the same directory structure.

C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Scm\aefab29b-12d7-4c00-bffa-514e5df093ac

Obviously other files might have been updated right before the reboot but they've been updated since then.

I doubt this has anything that will help solve the problem but hopefully the next person who has it will add their information and maybe we can figure it out.
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27 Sep 2010   #6
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MisterBill2 View Post
I am also having this problem. It's happened 2 or 3 times so far (I got a new machine a couple of months ago) and it always happens when I am away and the machine is idle. At first I thought it was Windows Update but I have that set to not install without my telling it to do so. I looked at the Task Manager and figured out how long the system has been up, so I went to System Events and found the events after the reboot. I've got this message after it restarts:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

The first message after the reboot is at 11:40:32am and the previous message was at 10:17 so there is nothing obvious there (I guess it could show that it was not a clean shutdown since there are likely lost messages). I checked my C: disk for files modified around 11:40 to see if I could figure out what was going on when it rebooted. At 11:38, there is activity in
C:\Users\bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Feeds\FeedsStore.feedsdb-ms

Also FeedsStore.feedsdb-ms and Internet Explorer Suggested Sites~.feed-ms in the same directory structure.

C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Scm\aefab29b-12d7-4c00-bffa-514e5df093ac

Obviously other files might have been updated right before the reboot but they've been updated since then.

I doubt this has anything that will help solve the problem but hopefully the next person who has it will add their information and maybe we can figure it out.
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27 Sep 2010   #7
MisterBill2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion. I installed the program but it did not find any dump files. However, I realized that I just ran the CCLEANER program today because I installed a new version and I am sure it deleted any dump files that existed. If this happens again, I will be ready .
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