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In linux we can make it output bootstrap instructions,

what about windows?

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migrated from serverfault.com May 24 '10 at 16:28

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When you boot in safe mode (Press F8) you can see the output.

You can also you procmon from Sysinternals to log everything as the machine boots.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

Hope this helps

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+1 for the scrolling screen of text...it's not great, but it does help with identifying driver issues, a bad driver will cause a hang on the last line of output...which incidentally, is the driver you're having trouble with. – Avery Payne May 24 '10 at 16:59

This link shows you how to select "Enable Boot Logging" when you press F8 during boot up. It also shows how you can edit c:\boot.ini and add a /bootlog option.

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