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How Do I View My Trace.log File, When It Is 22.1gb?

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#1 itsbaxagain


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Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:38 PM

Location: C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\WMI

How do I view it? It will not let my use notepad or notepad++. I also tried to download TraceLog v1.5 and it told me to use another program to view it.

Any ideas? Is it okay to disable it?

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:16 PM

Hello itsbaxagain,

This article may be relevant http://www.tweakxp.com/article37538.aspx

Edited by nigglesnush85, 01 October 2008 - 02:16 PM.



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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:34 AM

Have you tried using WordPad?
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#4 itsbaxagain

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:23 PM

Yeah Wordpad does not work.

I did finally get bootvis to work and it did make the file only 101MBs.
-I had a problem with bootvis timing out at boot up but all my services were not running- (http://www.neowin.net/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t63429.html)

Is their a way I can just turn off logging? --to that trace.log file and others?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

Hello itsbaxagain,

You might want to take a look at the following thread here at Bleeping Computer:

"Hard Drive Completly Fragmented Every 12 Hours":


Additionally, the following short description of bootvis.exe may be useful:

"Fast Boot / Fast Resume Design":


A quote from the description at the link above -- I added the italicization:

About Bootvis.exe
Bootvis.exe is a performance tracing and visualization tool that Microsoft designed to help PC system designers and software developers identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software.

Please note that Bootvis.exe is not a tool that will improve boot/resume performance for end users. Contrary to some published reports, Bootvis.exe cannot reduce or alter a system's boot or resume performance. The boot optimization routines invoked by Bootvis.exe are built into Windows XP. These routines run automatically at pre-determined times as part of the normal operation of the operating system.

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