How to Find Out Time of Last Reboot and Time Since Last Reboot from a WinServer

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

problems may be very silly as they come but it gets increasingly difficult to handle them if you don’t know the easy way out. Just the other day my friend was scratching his head out to know the last time when his Winserver was last booted. So, for them who face such situations, here is an easy solution

The Time of Last Reboot

  • Go to Open Event Viewer (Control Panel, Administrative Tools).
  • Look for the last Event Log 1074 with USER32 - (this will contain information about the exact date and time of the last reboot)

The Time Since Last Reboot

There is a very important command for network statistics which is needed to know about this piece of information.

1.  Go to “Start” -> “Run“.

2.  Write “CMD” and press on “Enter” key.

3.  Write the command “net statistics server” and press on “Enter” key.

4.  The line that start with “Statistics since …” provides the time that the server was up from.


May 21, 2009: 7:42 pm

This is good info, but on my computer (XP Pro laptop) I’ve found that the 1074/USER32 event doesn’t occur at each startup. I did though find that event 6005 under source “eventlog” (startup of the eventlog service) did occur at reboot or cold start. Similarly event 6006 occurred at each clean shutdown. The most recent 6005 event I have also matches the last access/write times of pagefile.sys.

February 12, 2009: 5:12 am

That’s good information!

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