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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Windows 2000 GUI-mode Setup logs information about the installation of devices and drivers in a log file named Setupapi.log. This log file is located in the %SystemRoot% folder. Setting the logging mode to Verbose can help you with troubleshooting the Setup process.
Note that this may be most useful in scenarios in which you may be installing a number of identical systems and the same problem occurs on any number of computers.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To set the Verbose logging level, you can add a value to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SetupYou must add this value before GUI-mode Setup begins (just after Text-mode Setup ends). To accomplish this, follow the instructions located at the following Microsoft Web site:
Value Name: LogLevel
Data Type: REG_DWORD
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/install/setupapi.mspxYou can have Setup add this value for you by following the steps below.
NOTE: This method requires that you modify the Windows 2000 installation files. If you do not already have a distribution share on a network server, you must copy the I386 folder from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to a local hard disk. Make a backup copy of the Hivesft.inf file before proceeding.
Note that this increases the size of the Setupapi.log file. In most cases, it is approximately 4 megabytes (MB) or larger.
To view a Microsoft Support WebCast about Windows 2000 setup issues, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: