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batdur

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Hi

I was wondering where on the computer i can find info on the last time a computer was turned on,ie time date.

Also if theres a record of the time dates a computer has been used

Thanks

A computer newbi

Ps my OS is 98SE
 
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Interesting question. The answer for Windows 98/98/ME is not really that would be 100% reliable. But you could look at the RB*.CAB files, which is a backup of the Windows Regisrty when the PC is firsted Started up for the day, only 5 backups are kept. An option is a third party utility or creating a batch to create a log file.
 

batdur

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Thanks Dan O

I tryed to open the zip file by using Quickview as the dfault viewer in winzip as instructed but it is still unreadable.

can you suggest a third party utility that would read the time date?

It is really important that i find this info if i can. I thank you for your time

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You wouldn't need to open it. Right click on it and choose properties. Have a look at the time.

Here's something you can do to find out what date and time the computer is started. It will not go back to the past, however, it will keep track from now on. This will be loaded from autoexec.bat and keep track of each boot time and date.


Go to C:\ and create a file called startup.txt

Step Two: Create a Batch File. Save in C:\ Save as all files. Name it Log.bat


Copy and paste the bold to Notepad:
ver|date|find "Current">>C:\startup.txt
ver|time|find "Current">>C:\startup.txt
echo _____________________________________>>C:\startup.txt


Step three is to have this batch run from autoexec.bat
Go to start>run and type msconfig Press enter
Click the autoexec.bat tab Click the new button
Here's the command you will enter

call C:\log.bat

click Apply and ok.
REstart and this will enter the time and date into
C:\startup.txt

I added a line to separate each startup's information from the others.
 
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