The following log files are created during Setup:
|setupact.log||Action Log: records setup actions in a chronological order. Includes copied files and registry entries as well as entries made to the error log.|
|setuperr.log||Error Log: records all errors that occur during setup and includes severity of error. Log viewer shows error log at end of setup if errors occur.|
|comsetup.log||Used for Optional Component manager and COM+ components.|
|setupapi.log||Logs entries each time a line from a .INF file is implemented. Indicates failures in .INF file implementations.|
|netsetup.log||Records activity for joining a domain or workgroup.|
|mmdet.log||Records detection of multimedia devices, their port ranges, etc.|
These logs can be useful for troubleshooting failed installations. You can view them as follows:
- Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer.
- Click My Computer, click Local Disk (C:) and click Windows.
- Click the Contents of This Folder option, then click the setupact file to view your action log in Notepad. When you are finished viewing this file, close Notepad.
- Double-click the setuperr file to view your error login Notepad. If no errors occurred during installation, this file will be empty. When you are finished viewing this file, close Notepad.
- Close Windows Explorer.
A record of the action you have taken to troubleshoot a failed installation of Windows XP can contribute towards your logbook for this unit.
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