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Windows ME - last reboot

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I want to know when the last time my PC was rebooted but I can't find where such an event log or similar item is found.
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by:pbessman
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As far as I know this info would be in temp files somewhere.  I guess if you were trying to figure out if someone was using your computer while you are away it may be an issue.  It may be onme of those things that noone ever cared about som nothing has been done about it.
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by:xSinbad
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Do a search on your HD for bootlog.txt.
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by:xSinbad
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Should be in your root directory i.e. c:\
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by:ornicar
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You can add this line in the autoexec.bat:

date /t >> c:\boot.txt

Create an empty boot.txt file and it will record every boot times.

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by:Don Thomson
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Ornicar's suggestion would be your best bet. The bootlog.txt will only be up to date if your manually selected it via the Startup menu  or via step by step, or after a crash or restarting after a Safe mode boot.

There are utilities available that will tell you how long you've been up.  NT has these built in.
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Ajnin earned 25 total points
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you can also run msinfo32.exe and it will tell you how long the machine has been running. From that you can determine when it was last rebooted.

Ornicar's suggestion would work but ME doesn't use the auotexec.bat file. You could however create a batch file and put it in your startup foleder or add the following command in your system.ini file

[boot]
run=batchfile.bat

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by:ornicar
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I didn't notice it was for Millie. Good point, Ajnin. You have to put the line I gave in a file with .BAT extension, and put it in the startup folder.
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by:robjay
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I ran msinfo32.exe - seemed to have a lot of info but I couldn't find the uptime info.
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by:LeeTutor
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It is on the first screen of MSINFO32, labelled System Information, in Win98, looking like this (from my computer):

Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.2222 A
Clean install using Full OEM CD /T:C:\WININST0.400 /SrcDir=D:\WIN98 /IZ /IS /IQ /IT /II /NR /II /C  /U:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IE 5 5.00.3314.2101
Uptime: 0:00:33:28

I am not on a Win ME computer at the moment, but I would assume it is the same there.
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by:robjay
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Thanks Ajnin  - I would like to use msinfo but apparently ME doesn't have the same uptime info as 98 - I guess Microsoft was able to reduce the boot up time by 0.0001 seconds.
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