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how do i determine which files are being loaded when windows starts?

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June 15, 2011 10:25:26 PM

Hello, How do I find the files windows searches for when starting up?
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June 15, 2011 10:43:50 PM

Hi there,

If you are looking for the log file of loaded drivers and services after the OS starts, go to the System Configuration Utility (msconfig). The services tab will show you the services that have loaded, and The StartUp tab will show you the programs that have started from the 4 startup registry keys.

To see which drivers & services are loaded by the OS in order, click on the Boot tab, and check the Boot Log checkbox. Then reboot. The log file ntbootlog.txt is found in the Windows system folder. If you run in repeatedly, data is appended to what's already in the file
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