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    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
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    How to View Previous Shutdown and Restart Details in Windows


       Information
    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)
    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-step1.jpg
    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)
    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-step3a.jpg

    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-step3b.jpg
    B) In the <All Event IDs> field, type 1074, then click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-step4.jpg
    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.
    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-step5.jpg
    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)
    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-unexpected-1a.jpg

    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-unexpected-1b.jpg
    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)
    Shut Down - View Details of Last Shutdown of Computer-unexpected-2.jpg
    7. When finished, you can close Event Viewer.
    That's it,
    Shawn












  1. Posts : 8,679
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Thank you Brink! Nice tutorial!
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  2. Posts : 71,291
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       #2

    Thank you Boshko. :)
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 71,291
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       #4

    You're welcome Asteidl, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  5. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #5

    Another great tutorial, thanks.

    Bookmarked for recommendations.
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  6. Posts : 71,291
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #6

    Thank you Dave. :)
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  7. Posts : 1
    i have two pcs 1)win-7, Ultimate x64 & 2)win-7, Ultimate x32
       #7

    Great Tutorial


    Awesome Tutorial. its really very help full to me.
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  8. Posts : 71,291
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #8

    I'm glad you like it Keval, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  9. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 64bit
       #9

    Thank you Brink.
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