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Windows boot.ini /sos parameter

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July 20, 2005 2:25:02 AM

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When Windows boot.ini file is booted with the sos parameter included -
Windows displays the drivers that are installed during boot up for about a
half second - must to quick to view them adequately

Question: (1) Is there any way to slow down or pause this booting process
so that you can view this list of installed drivers or (2) in the alternative
does Windows display this list of installed drivers in some other file that
the user can view

Thank you in advance for any replys
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
July 20, 2005 7:45:20 AM

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Howard wrote:

> When Windows boot.ini file is booted with the sos parameter included -
> Windows displays the drivers that are installed during boot up for about a
> half second - must to quick to view them adequately
>
> Question: (1) Is there any way to slow down or pause this booting process
> so that you can view this list of installed drivers or (2) in the alternative
> does Windows display this list of installed drivers in some other file that
> the user can view
>
> Thank you in advance for any replys

For a list of devices look for a "System Information" link on your start
menu, use type "msinfo32" in the "Run" popup or search for msinfo32.exe.

You can get a nice report with a number of add on utilities, one of
which is the free "Everest Home Edition" http://www.lavalys.com/
Anonymous
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July 20, 2005 9:42:43 AM

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Try using the /bootlog switch in the boot.ini

This will log the loaded drivers from strartup to the windows directory as
in the ntbtlog.txt file.

"Howard" <Howard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:646C06ED-07D4-447E-9DFB-36FDC26557C6@microsoft.com...
> When Windows boot.ini file is booted with the sos parameter included -
> Windows displays the drivers that are installed during boot up for about a
> half second - must to quick to view them adequately
>
> Question: (1) Is there any way to slow down or pause this booting process
> so that you can view this list of installed drivers or (2) in the
> alternative
> does Windows display this list of installed drivers in some other file
> that
> the user can view
>
> Thank you in advance for any replys
July 20, 2005 12:51:08 PM

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"RobertVA" wrote:

> Howard wrote:
>
> > When Windows boot.ini file is booted with the sos parameter included -
> > Windows displays the drivers that are installed during boot up for about a
> > half second - must to quick to view them adequately
> >
> > Question: (1) Is there any way to slow down or pause this booting process
> > so that you can view this list of installed drivers or (2) in the alternative
> > does Windows display this list of installed drivers in some other file that
> > the user can view
> >
> > Thank you in advance for any replys
>
> For a list of devices look for a "System Information" link on your start
> menu, use type "msinfo32" in the "Run" popup or search for msinfo32.exe.
>
> You can get a nice report with a number of add on utilities, one of
> which is the free "Everest Home Edition" http://www.lavalys.com/

The list of drivers supplied by System Information\Software
Environment\System Drivers contains a list of drivers with a lot of relevant
info but does not really provide a concise list of drivers that specifically
load on startup like the ntbtlog.txt file does (ntbtlog.txt file pathway is
C:\WINDOWS\ntbtlog.txt)

See reply posted by Manny Borges
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