How to enable and disable Shutdown Event Tracker

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Article ID: 555541 - View products that this article applies to.
Author: Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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SUMMARY

Shutdown Event Tracker provides a simple and standard mechanism one can use to consistently document the reasons for shutting down or restarting the computer. This information is used to analyze the root causes of shutdowns and develop a more complete understanding of the system environment.

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How to enable and disable Shutdown Event Tracker

1.To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
 
2.In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Reliability
 
3.Name:ShutdownReasonUI
Type:REG_DWORD
Value:1=enable;0=disable
 
 
For more information see the KB Article(293814):-Description of the Shutdown Event Tracker
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293814
 
[Note:-Shutdown Event Tracker is not a functional component in Windows XP Home Edition]
 

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Article ID: 555541 - Last Review: December 28, 2005 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002
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