check who used your system in your absence..(Windows XP)Chk the caps

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Here is an amazing trick to know when your system is started and shutdown..

When you are away ..just check and get known who used your system…

Follow these steps ..

Goto

>Start

>Run

>Type eventvwr.msc

>Click System by your left

The Event code

<u>6005 —- System start up

6006 —-System shutdown</u>

<u>Brief Note on Event Viewer:</u>

<u>How to View Event Logs</u>

To open Event Viewer, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.
  2. In the console tree, click Event Viewer.

    The Application, Security, and System logs are displayed in the Event Viewer window.


<u>How to View Event Details</u>

To view the details of an event, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.
  2. In the console tree, expand Event Viewer, and then click the log that contains the event that you want to view.
  3. In the details pane, double-click the event that you want to view.

    The Event Properties dialog box containing header information and a description of the event is displayed.

    To copy the details of the event, click the Copy button, then open a new document in the program in which you want to paste the event (for example, Microsoft Word), and then click Paste on the Edit menu.

    To view the description of the previous or next event, click the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW.

<u>Event Header </u>

The event header contains the following information about the event:

  • Date

    The date the event occurred.

  • Time

    The time the event occurred.

  • User

    The user name of the user that was logged on when the event occurred.

  • Computer

    The name of the computer where the event occurred.

  • Event ID

    An event number that identifies the event type. The Event ID can be used by product support representatives to help understand what occurred in the system.

  • Source

    The source of the event. This can be the name of a program, a system component, or an individual component of a large program.

  • Type

    The type of event. This can be one of the following five types: Error, Warning, Information, Success Audit, or Failure Audit.

  • Category

    A classification of the event by the event source. This is primarily used in the security log.

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