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  • Forgive my ignorance, but is ntbtlog.txt (the boot log) nearly useless? There is only one timestamp -- at the top of the file. I'm sorry, but this does not help me. I know when the boot process started. I've got a new Win7x64 box (Dell Optiplex 980, 16GB RAM) with a very slow startup (more than 3 minutes from power-on to login prompt). Unfortunately, with no timestamps, the bootlog is nearly useless. Any suggestions?
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:44 PM

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  • When you start your computer, press F8, and start with the 'enable boot logging' option.

    Also, you can enable verbose logging.  Please see the following article.  It applies to the previous generation Windows, but I think the registry keys are the same.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325376



    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:16 PM
  • When you start your computer, press F8, and start with the 'enable boot logging' option.

    Also, you can enable verbose logging.  Please see the following article.  It applies to the previous generation Windows, but I think the registry keys are the same.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325376




    Thank you for the reply.

    I tried your suggestion for verbose logging and it apparently doesn't apply to this log file.  So ntbtlog.txt looks the same after applying the change.  Any other suggestions?

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:33 PM
  • mmm...  I see what you mean.  No time stamps.  I do see one other option which I'd love to try, but I don't have a second pc.  You can enable debugging to the com port, and I assume read the info with a terminal emulator.

    Got to try that sometime!  Sorry couldn't help further.  Good luck.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:45 PM
  • Hi,

    You may refer to the following thread and try the suggestion provided by Andre.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/3596b55e-e21d-4185-95a3-8c4503987910 

     


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