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    Boot Log

    Can someone explain to me how to interpret the findings when I do a boot log. My is very long with no failures, but I would like to know whatever is on it means in plain english. Please reply.
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    Re: Boot Log

    That's kind of a broad question, really. The actual entries are many and varied so there is no one explanation that I could provide to help you make sense of it.

    The log contains a list of what happens at startup, and if you look closely there probably are some failures in there - which is normal, I might add. It's really of little use unless you are troubleshooting and trying to determine whether a device or device driver is loading, among other things. It is intended more as a troubleshooting tool. Is there something specific you are trying to resolve?
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    Re: Boot Log

    Thank you for your reply. I have no trouble with my PC which I have had for three years. I just found out about doing a boot log and ran one. It loaded on a not pad page 1372 items which all were a success except for one failure. That failure was NDIS2SUP.VXD. I searched my PC for that item and found a page that only had little boxes and strange symbols on it. I was only curious to know if that one failure can have a effect on my PC performance.
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    Re: Boot Log

    The reason you saw little boxes and strange symbols is because the file is not text; it is a virtual device driver. In layman's terms you tried to open a program with a text editor. It would be like attempting to play a data CD in your music CD player.

    Microsoft explains these failed load scenarios in article 127970. As I previously noted, some of the failures are normal. This article explains why. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    HTH,
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    Re: Boot Log

    I checked out the MS article you mentioned and I don't have diddly squat to worry about. Thank you WyllyWylly
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