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Old March 13th, 2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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PC Uptime?

Is there a way within Windows 2000 Professional to see the computer uptime? My PC has been on for a long time now and has not crashed. I know you can type in the command prompt "uptime" in XP, but that does not seem to work in 2000.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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Uptime doesn't work in my copies of XP. Have you done this? Is it a 3rd party program?
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Old March 14th, 2004, 12:18 AM   #3
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I've seen screenshots of it:

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Old March 14th, 2004, 03:31 AM   #4
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You don't need a third-party program, this will work in 2K and XP. Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and go to Processes. Find 'System Idle Process' and look at the column labelled CPU Time (If you don't see this, enable it by going View > Select Columns).
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Old March 14th, 2004, 10:11 AM   #5
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Notice that screenshot says "Pyrion has been up". So the uptime is recorded by that program and has nothing to do with XP.

Do what Alex said.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 11:32 AM   #6
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Check the modified date of your pagefile.sys (a hidden, system file on the root of C: usually). That should be the time the system was restarted.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 02:17 PM   #7
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I doubt that is the case Rob. Windows actually does monitor
how long it has been running. There just isn't an easy command
to read the information. Uptime mentioned here seems to be
a program that simply displays that information.

I think Uptime is an old version from the www.sysinternals.com
site. The new version has been incorporated into PSInfo.
If you run that command line tool you get information on the
machine's uptime.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 02:32 PM   #8
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Yes, it would seem that "Pyrion Celendil" is a user's name; a user's very strange, very elvish sounding name, but a name nonetheless, being located in the "Documents and Settings" folder. Programs typically don't install themselves there.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 02:44 PM   #9
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The program is probably installed in a common directory that
Windows automatically searches as well. Like the system32
directory.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:21 AM   #10
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There's a neat little utility out that displays your uptime in realtime
on your desktop. One of Microsoft's programmers made it.

Check it out here
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