I have a Windows Xp SP3 box (doing the duty of a server) that is having uptime problems due to either power outages in the office, or some unexplained crashing. How can I find out the last time Windows booted up or crashed? The crashes only seem to occur every week or so.

I've tried going through the Event Viewer, but I can't seem to find anything that yells out Hey! I just rebooted!

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Look for System events -

Source = EventLog

ID = 6009 or 6005

This will show you when your box last started.

You should also look in the c:\Windows\MiniDump directory for any crash dumps.


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