I work for a company that has installers go into people's homes and set up their internet connection. In the past 2 weeks we have had a customer say that we broke their computer. Our installers aren't smart enough to see that they have a problem, stop, and inform the customer immediately.
What I'd like to do is set up a small live Linux CD that will mount all drives on the computer as read only and read the log files for the latest date that the computer was successfully booted, and if possible, connected to the internet. Any ideas as to which log files I might look at for the last successful boot on a Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7 machine?