Analyse XP Startup sequence

Posted on 2009-02-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
It can be very annoying having XP take forever to load up while not knowing what is perpetually causing the delay.
Does anyone know of a background program that lists what is being loaded, along with the time it is taking to load.
I can list the files loaded, but it still doesn't tell me which one is causing the delay.
Another good feature would be to know if a progam  is trying to access a site on the internet during bootup, and if possible which site.
Question by:Peter_R_Walker
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    if you want to know if something is accessing the internet once it boots goto start run then type cmd in the black box type netstat.  This will show all active connections on your machine.  Now about the boot up can you be specific on when its slow?  Is it slow at the loading bar or just slow once the desktop tries to start?  If its the desktop start run msconfig and goto the startup tab you can start knocking some things out so they dont start on boot that would just be a good place to start.  If its the loading bar its a service thats causing the hang up.
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    enable boot logging :  from :
    Boot logging
    Boot logging lists the files that were successfully and unsuccessfully processed during startup. Boot logging enables you to log the Windows XP Professional components that are processed when you start your computer in safe mode and also in normal mode. Compare the differences between the two logs to determine which components are not required to start.

    Enable boot logging using either of these methods:

    Edit the Boot.ini file as described in Reviewing and Correcting Boot.ini Settings later in this chapter. Add the /bootlog parameter, save the revised Boot.ini, and restart the computer. For more information about the /bootlog parameter, see Table 29-14 later in this chapter.

    Restart the computer and press F8 when prompted. On the Windows Advanced Options menu, select Enable Boot Logging.


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    Between the 3 answers I got the problem solved. Thanks for the help

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