Verbose status messages during boot, logon, logoff and shutdown

Increase the level of status message being shown during startup and shutdown to a more clear picture of what is happening.

Change to verbose with this DWORD registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Policies \System]

This setting can also be configured through the Group Policy Editor:

  • Windows 2003/XP/2000 - Computer Configuration -> Administrative Tools -> System and change the option “Verbose vs. normal status messages”.
  • Windows Vista/2008 - Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System and change the option “Verbose vs normal status messages”

If the following DWORD registry entry is set to 1 then no messages is shown at all:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Policies \System]
DisableStatusMessages = 0 (0 = Show messages, 1 = Hide messages)

More Info MS KB316243
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