Verbose Startup XP/2000

By MattG
Apr 14, 2004
  1. I stumbled upon this registry setting that lets you know what files it is loading when it boots and shuts down. And i thought i would share it with TechSpot :)

    Show Verbose Security Status Messages (Windows 2000/XP)
    This setting allows you to configure Windows so that you receive verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messages. This may be helpful to in troubleshooting slow startup, shutdown, logon, or logoff behaviour.

    Open your registry and find or create this key:-
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System

    To enable verbose status messages create a new DWORD value called "verbosestatus" and set it to "1". (verbosestatus REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1))

    An additional value called "DisableStatusMessages" forces status messages to be disabled, make sure this value does not exist or is set to "0". (DisableStatusMessages REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0))

    Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

    Registry Settings

    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPolicies
    Value Name: verbosestatus
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = enable verbose status)

    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPolicies
    Value Name: disablestatusmessages
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (1 = default, 0 = enable verbose status)

    Enjoy (and yes it does work, i tested it)

    Please Back up your registry before ever changing something you are unfamiliar with.

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