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    What's it doing and when?

    Hi guys,

    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.

    Thanks.

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    Bootvis available from Download BootVis 1.3.37.0 - 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.

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    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.

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    Could be something as simple as a bad sector on your hard drive, run chkdsk /f and see if that improves anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Jones View Post
    Bootvis available from Download BootVis 1.3.37.0 - 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.
    What a great program.
    Thanks, Chris.

    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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