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Go to
start > run >eventvwr.msc
Events are stored in three log files: Application, Security, and System. These logs can be reviewed and archived.
For our purposes we want the System log. Click on "System" in the left-hand column for a list of events.
Look for a date and time when you weren't home and your computer should have been off.

double click on the eg: info n it will show u the detail.
You can also use this log to see how long someone was on the computer. Just look at the time the computer was turned on and off for that day.

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Logging Off

how long have you waited for it to log off? sometimes it's performing background operations i.e. updates or trying to close a program. hit the windows key and the r key at the same time and type eventvwr and press enter. look at your system events and application events and make sure that it's not having a problem closing a program. this could be what's causing the laptop to hang @ turn off.

Jul 18, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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my computer is working properly only,,,but sometimes it s getting restarted without any error msgs...i want solution for dis...plz help

you need to check event logs for find the root cause....
for that, Click on Start button and click on RUN... in RUN box
type eventvwr.msc and click OK..
At left, go to windows logs and click system...
reboot event logs under Event ID # 6008
Open log and see what it says... if you are not able to understand it, try searching on Google and reply in this post..

Apr 16, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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How do I over ride the windows security center to switch it on? I keep getting 'Windows Security Center service can't be started'

You must find out why first.
read the system log (Dont have Vista)
run "Event Viewer" / "eventvwr.msc" then look in [System]

Look for Yellow or a Red icons

Jul 18, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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SUMP error in Windows Vista


Try to increase the size of Event Logs files.

Open up Event Viewer by typing in eventvwr into the Start \ Run box, or you can find it under Administrative tools section of Control Panel.
You’ll notice over on the right-hand side of the window that the current size of my Application and System Event Logs are 512 KB…

Now you can right-click on one of the Event Logs in the list, and choose Properties from the menu.

In this dialog you can do a number of things… you could clear the log, increase the size, or just set the system to overwrite events as needed

chose to increase the maximum size of the event log, and then also to overwrite events as needed

For those of you using Windows Vista, you’ll notice that the default settings in Vista are to overwrite as needed, and the maximum size is way bigger. Guess my setting choices make sense then…

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