Using Windows Event Viewer to identify the cause of an unresponsive or failed virtual machine


  • 6006: This event code identifies a “graceful” shutdown. This is a shutdown initiated by an authorized user of the system.
  • 6008: This event code identifies a system failure of some kind.
  • 6005: This event code is a resumption of event log services. This indicates that the system has been rebooted, and is now returned to an operational state in which the Event Log service has successfully restarted and resumed normal operation.
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