While troubleshooting an issue that causes an unexpected reboot or shutdown of a Windows machine, it is important to know which event IDs are related to system reboot/shutdown and how to find the appropriate logs.
In this note i am publishing all the event IDs related to reboots/shutdowns.
I am also showing how to display the shutdown events with date and time, using a Windows Event Viewer or from the command-line using a PowerShell.
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Shutdown Event IDs
The list of the Windows event IDs, related to the system shutdown/reboot:
|41||The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first.|
|1074||The system has been shutdown properly by a user or process.|
|1076||Follows after Event ID 6008 and means that the first user with shutdown privileges logged on to the server after an unexpected restart or shutdown and specified the cause.|
|6005||The Event Log service was started. Indicates the system startup.|
|6006||The Event Log service was stopped. Indicates the proper system shutdown.|
|6008||The previous system shutdown was unexpected.|
|6009||The operating system version detected at the system startup.|
|6013||The system uptime in seconds.|
Display Shutdown Logs in Event Viewer
The shutdown events with date and time can be shown using the Windows Event Viewer.
Start the Event Viewer and search for events related to the system shutdowns:
- Press the
Winkeybutton, search for the
eventvwrand start the
Windows Logson the left panel and go to
- Right-click on
Filter Current Log...
- Type the following IDs in the
<All Event IDs>field and click
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Find Shutdown Logs using PowerShellThe shutdown/reboot logs in Windows can also be retrieved from the command-line using the PowerShell’s
For example, to filter the
10000 most recent entries in the System Event Log and display only events related to the Windows shutdowns, run:
PS C:\> Get-EventLog System -Newest 10000 | ` Where EventId -in 41,1074,1076,6005,6006,6008,6009,6013 | ` Format-Table TimeGenerated,EventId,UserName,Message -AutoSize -wrap
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