Have A Verbose Startup For XP For Identifying Startup Problems

Is your system booting or shutting down slowly off late, or is your XP system hanging up at “Windows Is Starting ” during bootup. Then it can be useful to for having a verbose startup during the XP bootup.


To enable verbose status message in Windows, just follow the few simple steps below.

1. Go to Start > Run, type regedit and click OK.

2. Navigate to


3. Right click at an empty area on the right pane, select New > DWORD Value and type VerboseStatus.

4. Now double click on the new verbosestatus key that you just created and enter the value data as 1.

5. Again, right click at an empty area on the right pane, select NEW > DWORD Value and type DisableStatusMessages. By default, the value data should be 0. Leave it as it is.


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Method 2 :

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
  3. Expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then click System.
  4. In the right pane, double-click Verbose vs normal status messages.
  5. Click Enable, and then click OK.
  6. Close Group Policy Object Editor, click OK, and then quit Active Directory Users and Computers.
  7. NOTE: Windows ignores this setting if the Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon /
    Logoff status messages setting is turned on.

If you enable this setting, the system displays status messages that reflect each step in the process of starting, shutting down, logging on, or logging off the system.

Method 3 :

Copy paste this into notepad and save it as verbose.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Restart your computer, and see which DLL files are being executed during Windows is starting up screen.

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