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Posted on 2008-06-18
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I have a machine that is being powered down manually many times a day. Is there some type of log that XP Pro records the date and time of every unsafe shut down?

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You probably won't see the time it is shutdown improperly, but you boot the system after that you should get a message in eventviewer telling you that the PC wasn't shutdown properly last time.
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An event id 6008 like this will be recorded:
Event ID: 6008
Source: Event Log
Type: Error
Description:
The previous system shutdown at <Time> on <Date> was unexpected.

The <time> in this event is not precise; this falls into a 1- or 2-minute period, IIRC.
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I knew I've seen this someplace ...
Default for the heartbeat timestamp is 1 minute in W2k3 (and I guess it applies to XP, too, but can't verify it at the moment), and 5 minutes in W2k.
Shutdown Event Tracker Tools and Settings
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/5c6e30b2-6803-418d-a7b5-e4eb79323db51033.mspx?mfr=true
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