How to find out the most recent restart date?

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  1. alaptopdummy

    alaptopdummy Notebook Guru

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    I have been using a netbook for a while without restarting (only sleeping or hibernating). Is it possible to retrieve the last date when it was restarted? Just curious to see how long it can go without restarting. Thanks!
     
  2. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Go to "Start" -> "Run".
    type "CMD"
    press "Enter"

    type
    net statistics server
    press "Enter"

    The line that start with "Statistics since …" provides the time that the computer has been running

    (The command "net stats srv" can be use instead of "net statistics server")
     
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    Primes Notebook Deity

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    very nice, didn't know that one.

    another way is to type "systeminfo" in the same CMD box and look for it in there.
     
  4. alaptopdummy

    alaptopdummy Notebook Guru

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    Thanks that works great!

    Thanks but I can't seem to find the info. The closest match is the "system boot time" showing a date/time that's about ten hours ago, probably when the netbook went to hibernation, definitely not the time when it was last restarted.
     
  5. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    NICE!!! I was going to suggest that the system log could be parsed to get the last startup time, but your way is MUCH more succinct!

    Gary
     
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    Why not just use the uptime displayed in the taskmanager?

    If your using W7 here is a very small app to display uptime and awake time since boot.
     
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    oops, didn't know that.. probably because i rarely use that command.
     
  8. alaptopdummy

    alaptopdummy Notebook Guru

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    net statistics works fine for me. Not sure why it's showing nonsense on your PC. I looked in the task manager Up Time display and it is "incorrect" or not the one I was looking for. I was interested in the total time period since last restart regardless of the state of the PC. The Up Time display may be showing only the time when the PC is awake, and ignores the time when the PC is sleeping or hibernating - maybe useful for some other purposes but not mine. Thanks!
     
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    If you want to include hibernate which isn't sleep and the notebook needs to reboot then for the taskmanager it's only good for W8. I do not know which OS you are using but if it is W7 then you can use the software linked in my previous post which should work much the same way as taskmanager for W8. Did you try it?
     
  10. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Notebook Evangelist

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    If you right-click My Computer, then go to 'Manage', get into the Windows System Event Log and search/sort/filter on Event 6005. That's the Event Log Service Start message, which should give you a good idea of when Windows was actually started.
     
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