Event Logs: How To Determine Your PC’s Boot Time

// August 12th, 2013 // Software

Every pc owner is very much aware that one of the things that we must keep up with when owning a PC is it’s forecasted slowing down once utilized for a long time. Not to mention, consuming most of the hard drive’s space eventually. Little do most average computer users know, we can actually keep track at exactly how long it will take for your computer’s system to boot up and shut itself down.

This is highly possible for Windows 7 users, with the aid of Windows 7’s Event Viewer. If you are familiar with how event logs work, you’ll know for a fact that every activity that occurs in a computer gets recorded in an event log, which can be viewed through Event Viewer. Event Viewer in Windows 7 actually provides users the capability to track down errors and potential errors through warnings in the computer.

Knowing Your Computer’s Boot Time

You can do this by going to the event viewers. Just follow these steps:

1.) Click start and type in “Event viewer” in the search box. Then press enter.

2.) Once the event viewer is already opened, click Applications and Services logs which can be found on the left side of the window. Go down further the directory, from Microsoft selection to Windows.

3.) Open a folder called “Diagnostics Performance.” It will show you a log named “Operational.” Click on it.

4.)This time, check the right hand side of the window and the option that says “filter.”

This time around, keep in mind that Microsoft provides every event or activity in your computer an EventID. This can aid you in filtering logs easier and better, thus providing you information faster. Just tick the warning box then key in the number 100 as an EventID. Wait for it to completely populate then once completed, hit “OK.”

The filter option will help users sort out events which posses the EventID of 100. To sort them in ascending or descending order, depending on which boot time it is that you want to view, click on the Date and Time column’s header.

To check out the latest boot time, you can scroll through the bottom of the list, provided that if you have set it into ascending order. If otherwise, you can just check the top most part. Double click the warning message on the boot time that you have chosen and it will display the info in milliseconds. To convert it into seconds, simply divide it by 1000.


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