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Is it possible to retrieve the list of shutdown timing (regardless if it is shut down by the computer or by the user) for a Windows OS XP and up via command prompt or software or anything?

For example, I open a command prompt then type shutdowntiming, it will list all the timing whereby the computer is either being power off / shut down by the user or by the computer itself and display something like the following:

| Date           | Time                  |  Shut Down Type  |
| 01 Jan 2012    | 19:00:00              |  User            |
| 02 Jan 2012    | 19:11:14              |  Computer        |
| 03 Jan 2012    | 17:01:01              |  User            |
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if you want some power fun in windows 7 , check out the powercfg command in a command prompt. try powercfg /? for extensive help. – Psycogeek Feb 3 '12 at 5:06
@Psycogeek, I believe that powercfg provide function such as shut down and start up. powercfg does not provide a list of shut down timing. – Jack Feb 3 '12 at 5:17
XP ahh. the event viewer shows some stuff, but not as extensive and filterable as windows 7. – Psycogeek Feb 3 '12 at 5:26
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Windows server 2003 does offer a shutdown-tracker. I have not attempted to use this on XP, but the article does talk about workstation mode.

I hope this helps steer you in the right direction.

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