I work 9-5 and switch my PC off when I leave the office each day. When doing timesheets I need to know what time I got to work, so I usually use cmd > systeminfo for finding the System Boot Time.

Since upgrading to Windows 7 however, it's started reporting bizarre numbers between 11pm-2am instead of 8-9am. Today it says it booted at 11:34pm last night!

I checked the event log and there is no entries between when I shutdown at 5:30pm yesterday and booted around 8am this morning.

Has anyone else encountered this?


I see the same thing too on Windows 7. It reports an incorrect system boot time every day after the laptop comes back from sleep mode. The only way I could tell that actual date of when I rebooted my system was to use sysinternal's process explorer and look at the start times for the various system processes. It can't be a broken timezone since the boot time shifts almost every time the system comes out of sleep.


I'm getting the same problem. I hibernate my PC every day. If something is going wrong when resuming, I will obviously notice it because I will lose my current work. My last boot time was on Saturday although I did not start my computer that day! Could anybody help ?


I have the same - Windows 7 x64, since few days after enabling hibernation, after boot the system timer sometimes shows different time.

There's a great writeup here by Joey about what could be the case: Windows XP clock set incorrectly after resume from sleep

I tried setting Windows to auto-sync time, and it seems to have helped... but too little time yet to draw conclusions (I think once it didn't work).


I just had the same issue and found this How can I find out when Windows was last restarted?

It's correct. Command "net statistics workstation" reveals the actual boot time (or near enough to answer the original question).

  • How about quoting, what you feel, is the relevant information from that answer or flagging this question as a duplicate of that existing question? – Ramhound Apr 20 '16 at 15:42

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