The previous system shutdown at %1 on %2 was unexpected.

Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 6008
Source: User32
Version: 5.0
Component: System Event Log
Symbolic Name: EVENT_EventlogAbnormalShutdown
Message: The previous system shutdown at %1 on %2 was unexpected.

This event is written during startup following an unexpected restart or shutdown. An unexpected restart or shutdown is one that the system cannot anticipate, such as when the user pushes the computer’s reset button or unplugs the power cord.

If the Persistent Time Stamp group policy setting is either enabled or not configured, system information is written to the data section of this event. This information includes a timestamp that indicates the computer’s uptime in seconds before the unexpected shutdown occurred.

User Action

One or more of the following options might help to determine the cause of the unexpected shutdown:

  • Check the system event log for other events that occurred around the same time as the unexpected shutdown.
  • Find out whether the computer’s reset button was pressed, the power cord was unplugged, or a general power failure occurred.


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