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WINDOWS EVENT VIEWER Many people go on to forums to seek help repairing their computer, however when you advise them to read the log in "Event Viewer" they seem a little lost. Here are a few guides to help those people past the starting gate. What The Windows Event Viewer Is and How You Can Use It Diagnosing Windows Errors: Event Viewer Secrets Use Windows Event Viewer to track down issues that cause slower boot times Use Event Viewer to Tell When Your PC Last Rebooted To figure out when your PC was last rebooted, you can simply open up Event Viewer, head into the Windows Logs -> System log, and then filter by Event ID 6006, which indicates that the event log service was shut down—one of the last things that happens before a reboot. This technique won't help you figure out when there was a power outage, but you can filter by Event ID 6005 to see when the system was last turned on—that event shows when the event log service was started again. If that baffles you slightly click on this link to show you how: Please Click Here Where Do I Find Event Viewer In Windows 8 ? Please Scroll Down For Some Helpful Videos.