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Has XP got a Boot Log?

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Von_Beard    0

has xp got a boot log and if so any one know were it is ? :( help pleasssse

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mldkfa    0

It only has a bootlog when you turn it on. Press f8 before windows trys to boot (just press f8 after post screen a bunch). after you turn it on the bootlog.txt will be found on the c:\

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chmsant    0

While starting up hit F8 and choose logging mode

EDIT: bah ^ beat me to it.

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Von_Beard    0

could i use that bootlog to find out were my start up was falling down and reseting if i hooked my HDD to diffrent machine?

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John    7

could i use that bootlog to find out were my start up was falling down and reseting if i hooked my HDD to diffrent machine?

No, because that machine would have different hardware (or at least a different hardware configuration) and Windows wouldn't boot on that machine because it wasn't installed for that machine.

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JRosenfeld    2

I think what Von_Beard means is to generate the bootlog file on the original machine, then hook up the hard drive to another one (with its own OS on its own hard drive) to look at the bootlog file generated.

However, I don't know whether the bootlog file would get saved if bootup fails to complete (if indeed that is what is happening).

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John    7

Of course it would be saved if the boot fails - that's the whole purpose! It's appended and saved every time the OS does something.

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AnalogRival    1

Quick thing to mention, afaik it doesn't create a bootlog.txt file in the root folder like win9x, it's actually ntbtlog.txt in your windows folder.

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