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Is there any way of tracking what a computer does and when during startup? Like a real-time view ...
27th November 2008, 07:31 AM #1
What's it doing and when?
Is there any way of tracking what a computer does and when during startup? Like a real-time view when windows starts?
Thing is, my laptop takes forever to boot up and I want to know what's going on. I've tried disabling start up options in msconfig but still can't pin it down. I was hoping, if I could see what was happening in real-time on my screen, I could find out what it was doing.
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27th November 2008, 08:01 AM #2
Bootvis available from Download BootVis 188.8.131.52 - BootVis - Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times - Softpedia can monitor the bootup of an XP machine and produces a report of what is loading and when.
Thanks to Chris_Jones from:
WithoutMotive (27th November 2008)
27th November 2008, 08:03 AM #3
use event viewer to see if there are any errors in loading ? Check services to see if there are any un necesary services starting up with windows by either using msconfig ( services tab ) or going into services.msc.
Also starting up with safemode and see if it hangs on anything ?
Presume you have latest drivers installed for motherboard ie chipset drivers, etc.
27th November 2008, 09:00 AM #4
Could be something as simple as a bad sector on your hard drive, run chkdsk /f and see if that improves anything
27th November 2008, 09:23 AM #5
What a great program.
Originally Posted by Chris_Jones
I've managed to track down some problems and remove them.
My laptop boots much quicker now.
Definitely recommend this program
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