How can I get a second-by-second log of Win XP bootup and login process?
Posted on 2004-10-06
My laptop is running Win XP SP1.
It recently came down with a heavy case of a logon sluggishness when it would take bloody ages for the login prompt to come up after I press Ctrl+Alt+Del. Everything works fine once the prompt is up and I log in, it is just that endless wait before the prompt (Talking up to 10-15 minutes).
It would be nice to be able to see what processes take place during that wait time - maybe an unnecessary service is starting, maybe an unstable driver is loading, who knows.
I tried "verbose logon", but nothing is displayed during the long wait time.
And the regular "F8" boot log does not have any timeline, so it is hard to tell WHERE XP "hangs".
(I can't just roll back the system, since system restore is OFF because of a proprietary app that we use, so I have to either troubleshoot or reinstall my XP along with the endless slew of apps.)