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Boot Log-How to disable?

#1
Hi some time ago I needed to enable the boot log. But how can I disable it. It always writes a log when I boot the system and it slows down the boot process. Please help it is really frustrating I can not find anything on google even here on jow to disable the boot log. During the startup process I hit the F8 key and there is only feature to enable the boot log but not to turn it off or disable it. Also I looked through out the control panel and windows folder and can not find anything. Please help.
Artur
 

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    Intel 800mhz
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    4gb
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#2
Welcome
Msconfig>boot>untick boot log
You can get to msconfig by typing word in search by start button.
 

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#3
Thanks, but the button is unchecked and the boot log is still enabled.
Artur
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    intel Centrino T8300 2.4ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 800mhz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8600 gm GT
    Sound Card
    Sigma Tel High Def audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050

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#4
Did you boot the computer?
 

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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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    640 gb
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#5
Yes I reboted and boot log is still running.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1530
    CPU
    intel Centrino T8300 2.4ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 800mhz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8600 gm GT
    Sound Card
    Sigma Tel High Def audio
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    1680x1050

richc46

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#6
I dont think the log is still running, I think that it is the old log that keeps loading.Try with ccleaner. Download the free ccleaner. See it that clears the log
Be sure to check all error reporting, temporary files, log files.
You will lose your cookies and may have to sign in once more to special websites and renter passwords one more time if they are saved. Good luck
 

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    Dell XPS420
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    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
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#7
Thanks I will do that. But also several times I removed the ntbtlog.txt document from the windows folder and the next time I reboted the boot log run in the startup and the text ntbtlog document was recreated. But I will try the ccleaner and see if that will help.
Artur
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1530
    CPU
    intel Centrino T8300 2.4ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 800mhz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8600 gm GT
    Sound Card
    Sigma Tel High Def audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
#8
OK, i run the ccleaner and it looks like it fixed the problem the ntbtlog.txt is not being created which means the bootlog should not work. but whe the pc is being reboted it looks that the boot log is enabled. When the pc restarts it goes through windows is loading files then loads all the drivers and displays drives info then it boots to windows. This is a boot logging right?
Artur
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1530
    CPU
    intel Centrino T8300 2.4ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 800mhz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8600 gm GT
    Sound Card
    Sigma Tel High Def audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050

richc46

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#9
To be honest, until your question, I thought that bootlogging worked for only that one boot. Now, I will return to that position. I must believe that there is a malfunction with your OS, Vista.
Lets see what we can do to correct that
Lets start with and SFC command. Run several times if errors are found but not fixed.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
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    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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#10
OK I opened command prompt as admin, then I run sfc /scannow it wen through the scan and found 1 file corrupted and fixed it. Then I went to check the cbs log file in the windows/logs directory. Every time i tried to open the log file which is a text document i got access is denied.
Then I tought Vista permissions might be wrong so I run the "secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose" command to reset the vista permissions, after the scan I got the message "
The task has completed. Warnings occurred for some attributes during this operat
ion. It's okay to ignore the warning" Then I closed all opened windows and reboted again. Botlog was running again. When vista loaded I try again to open cbs log file and got access is denied message. The ntbtlog.txt was not created.
All this was done from administrator account
thanks.
 
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1530
    CPU
    intel Centrino T8300 2.4ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 800mhz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8600 gm GT
    Sound Card
    Sigma Tel High Def audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050

richc46

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#11

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
#12
OK I opened command prompt as admin, then I run sfc /scannow it wen through the scan and found 1 file corrupted and fixed it. Then I went to check the cbs log file in the windows/logs directory. Every time i tried to open the log file which is a text document i got access is denied.
Then I tought Vista permissions might be wrong so I run the "secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose" command to reset the vista permissions, after the scan I got the message "
The task has completed. Warnings occurred for some attributes during this operat
ion. It's okay to ignore the warning" Then I closed all opened windows and reboted again. Botlog was running again. When vista loaded I try again to open cbs log file and got access is denied message. The ntbtlog.txt was not created.
All this was done from administrator account
thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1530
    CPU
    intel Centrino T8300 2.4ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 800mhz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8600 gm GT
    Sound Card
    Sigma Tel High Def audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050

richc46

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#13

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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#14
thanks for your help Richard I have this system installed for over two years and I think it could be corrupted some way. I will probably do clean installation from a restore cd. Thanks for your help.
Artur
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1530
    CPU
    intel Centrino T8300 2.4ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 800mhz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8600 gm GT
    Sound Card
    Sigma Tel High Def audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050

richc46

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#15

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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    DSL provided by ATT
#16
Welcome
Msconfig>boot>untick boot log
You can get to msconfig by typing word in search by start button.
This is assuming you can reach the start menu. I can't and no matter which option I choose, none ever reach beyond the boot log. It simply keeps on rebooting, runs the list of drivers etc and then reboots time and time again! I've even tried the recovery command prompt X:\sources\recovery\tools\recoverypackage\bin> to no avail. Any ideas?
 

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richc46

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#17
Try in safe mode
If that works, go back to the good times with system restore.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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#18
Try in safe mode
If that works, go back to the good times with system restore.
Rich I've tried them all, but as I said before, no matter which option I select: Safe Mode, Safe with Networking or whatever, my pc persistently bootlogs and consequently fails to load up windows.
 

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#19
Do you have stuff that you do not want to lose?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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